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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat yeast infection?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat yeast infection?

No, antifungal: Medications kill yeast. Using a medication like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can actually sometimes lead to a yeast infection. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I got a yeast infection while taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti. Should I stop taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and treat my yeast infection with an OTC med or take both @ same time?

I got a yeast infection while taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti. Should I stop taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and treat my yeast infection with an OTC med or take both @ same time?

Both: It is important to finish your antibiotics to ensure that you get rid of the UTI or it may come back again or get worse . You can do an otc yeast treatment at the same time without any harm ...Read more

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Vaginal pain - no answers - help! I have seen 3 doctors in the last 3 months, 2 thought i had a uti, one said yeast infection. My symptoms have always stayed the same, even after meds (macrobid, cipro XL & over-the-counter yeast infection oral meds and c

Vaginal pain - no answers - help! I have seen 3 doctors in the last 3 months, 2 thought i had a uti, one said yeast infection.  My symptoms have always stayed the same, even after meds (macrobid, cipro XL & over-the-counter yeast infection oral meds and c

I : I am glad that you had the prior evaluation. If you were not tested for chalmydia and gonorrhea then you should be tested for those too. In addition please be sure your pap smears are up to date. If you had any exposure to syphilis, this should be tested as well. If your urinary symptoms are ongoing, then please see a urologist for an evaluation as well. One possibility is interstitial cystitis, but there are other urological problems that can cause these symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take UTI antibiotics (cipro) and use canesten (yeast infection cream) at the same time. Or should I wait?

May help some: Unfortunately antibiotics kill more than the bacteria causing your uti. They also kill useful surface bacteria that protect you from yeast. Canesten may help your symptoms now but may not cure you of the yeast until after your antibiotics are complete. If your symptoms aren't too bad you might wait until the last couple of days of your cipro (ciprofloxacin). If severe check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days. Is this the beginning of a yeast infection?

I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days. Is this the beginning of a yeast infection?

I don't know.: I think some information may have been left off your questions. If you are experiencing yeast symptoms than use of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may have led to yeast over-growth. ...Read more

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How long after starting cipro (ciprofloxacin) should a woman start diflucan to prevent a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: The drug Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a powerful fluoroquinone antibiotic and is in the system days after the last pill is taken. You should ask your doctor if there is a more appropriate antibiotic (based on culture and sensitivity) that can treat your infection without giving you a yeast infection. If you are just extremely sensitive, then talk about probiotics or vaginal suppositories to help maintain your flora. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more