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Candida Albicans Side Effects
Often antibiotic use: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
Yes and no....: For the most part, no problems for most patients. However, it can rarely cause signifcant liver issues, and more importantly, it inhibitis part of the c-p450 ssytem in the liver and can elevate blood levels of many medicines. Let your pharmacist know what you are taking, or your prescribing doctor to make sure you have no interactions. ...Read more
Improved eczema: Flucoinolone is a potent topical steroid that can improve allergic skin issues like eczema. Typically the more potent ones should not be used on children, on the face, in the armpits or groin as that skin is thinner and some steroids if used there chronically can cause stretch marks. Often the topical steroids really help but the eczema can recur once stopped. They are wonderful in a flare! ...Read more
Fluconazole!: A great antifungual drug. Yes, liver issues are commonly listed (but very uncommon) as a side effect and its effects on the metabolism of other drugs (increasing levels of statins, viagra, (sildenafil) cialis), but they are far more less likely to have these issues compared with other systemic antifungals. I've used it in hundreds of patients without seeing a single major problem. ...Read more
Alcohol use?: Though nausea is a common side effect of Flagyl (metronidazole), severe vomiting is not. However, if you take Flagyl and also consume alcohol, there is an interaction between the Flagyl and the alcohol that can lead to severe nausea, vomiting, headache and flushing of the skin. ...Read more
Recently prescribed with nystatin 100, 000 units vaginal tab for yeast infection. What are the side effects?
How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more
The organism: Is not the only consideration. You did not mention if it was skin on toe or the nail. Nials are difficult to treat due to the fact the organisms are ususally under the nail. The thickness of the nail is also a concern. Is the tolnaftate a cream? A soultion? As you want it to be able to get under the nail as well. Try and keep the nail short and soft. Try the tolnaftate ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medications treat hair & scalp fungal infection from candida albicans? Cbc positive for candida albicans, had oral thrush, now pain in scalp, hair loss with visible budding yeast & pseudohyphae.
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Works on skin: Works on skin but not nails.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: But you have to be aware it commonly causes gastrointestinal upset. It can also change heart conduction so called QT prolongation. It can also weaken your tendons. Sometimes people will get an uncommon complication of infectious diarrhea, like from the c-diff bacteria. Again these tend to be quite uncommon and overall it's pretty well tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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