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I'm on 10 mgs of Buspar (buspirone) three times daily and was just prescibed diflucan 200 mg for yeast infection. I read there are interactions when taken togethe?

I'm on 10 mgs of Buspar (buspirone) three times daily and was just prescibed diflucan 200 mg for yeast infection. I read there are interactions when taken togethe?

Did you tell Dr?: ALWAYS remind your Dr to check for safety w/ existting Rx's when they add a new one. They can be too busy to do it perfectly. Anyway, it's not too late to call to ask. There are risks in combo but not life threatening. Drowsy, generally unwell, stomach, mood, aches, etc. Best to avoid, but for a few days may be necessary. Ask Dr as soon as possible for specific advice. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Hurwitz
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I've fungul infection. Dr prescribed diflucan 3 pills in 7 days, gynofit & travocort, I finished the medication but im still not ok. Its here for 3 months?

I've fungul infection. Dr prescribed diflucan 3 pills in 7 days, gynofit & travocort, I finished the medication but im still not ok. Its here for 3 months?

Alternate treatment: Probably you are referring to a genital infeciton, i.e. vaginal yeast infection. A few percent of them are resistant to all "azole" drugs. Ask your doctor about alternate treatments like caspofungin, nystatin, or flucytosine. You may need to see an infectious diseases specialist or a gyn who specializes in infections. Good luck! ...Read more

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What medication should I suggest to the doctor to clear my lungs from the black mold? I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 30 days already & it's coming back thanks

What medication should I suggest to the doctor to clear my lungs from the black mold? I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 30 days already & it's coming back thanks

Fungal lung problem: We need to know if it invasive infection, unlikely, vs colonization, is it blastomycosis or aspergillosis, itraconazole rather than diflucan, (fluconazole) or even more potent medicines would be needed to treat blastomycosis, aspergillosis on the other hand is a colonization not infection, and treatment is mainly by steroids, you need an Infectious disease specialist together with an allergist / pulmonologist ...Read more

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I took Diflucan three days ago. Within 24 hours it was 100% worse. Now it's about 40% better. I have another dose To take Day 5. Can I take today?

I took Diflucan three days ago. Within 24 hours it was 100% worse. Now it's about 40% better. I have another dose To take Day 5. Can I take today?

Wait 1 week: Usually effective in 3-5 days. It is MEDICINE, NOT MAGIC!! Give your first dose 1 week or consult your GYN- stop self medicating! ...Read more

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Had a mild allergic reaction to diflucan (fluconazole) will the medications still work?

You should: Not taken Diflucan (fluconazole) if you are allergic to it. Do not use any drug from the class of drugs called azole antifungals.
Rec.: see a prescribing physician a medicine adjustment. ...Read more

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I have UTI & yi. Recently had oral thrush & still think I do. Dr. Gave diflucan 150mg for 1 day to take for yi, but read bad things about it. & cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg twice daily/3 days for uti. Are they safe?

I have UTI & yi. Recently had oral thrush & still think I do. Dr. Gave diflucan 150mg for 1 day to take for yi, but read bad things about it. & cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg twice daily/3 days for uti. Are they safe?

Oral thrush?: The question is why do you have oral thrush? Are you sexually active? Have you had std screening recently? Do you have any other diseases, diabetes, asthma, autoimmune, do you use inhaled steroids? You need to discuss further with your primary care physician and follow up with appropriate tests as need be. ...Read more

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Why isn't diflucan (fluconazole) over-the-counter? Why are some medication OTC and some precription only? What goes into fda making a decision to go OTC?

Side effects: The main reason medications are prescription vs over the counter concerns the side effects of the medication. If a medication has many side effects, it is the doctors responsibility to be sure it is safe for the patient to use. Otc drugs generally have less side effects or complications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nystatin or diflucan (fluconazole) with other medications?

Yes and No: Nystatin is not absorbed so yes you can take it with other meds. Diflucan (fluconazole) can interact with some meds. Need to be more specific. ...Read more

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Are there any medications besides diflucan (fluconazole) or miconzole cream for vaginal yeast infections?

Are there any medications besides diflucan (fluconazole) or miconzole cream for vaginal yeast infections?

Here are some OTC's.: Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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What's the best medication to treat yeast infections that a doctor can prescibe? Excluding diflucan (fluconazole)

They're all: Good, and Fluconazole (diflucan) is usually considered one of the best choices. What are you looking for? Do you mean "stronger? ". ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and my doctor prescribed me a generic brand of diflucan (fluconazole). Can I drink wine while taking this medication? The wine is 5% alch.

Not a great idea: Wine or alcohol is metabolized through the liver, and fluconazole also depends on the liver for processing. You don't want to over do it, so the professional advice here is to abstain. You want to get better and get this infection over with, rather than cause some other problems like liver damage. Sorry but that's the truth as I see it. Call your doc if you have other major concerns. ...Read more

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Negative on stds, more symptoms towards sever male yeast infection. Tried otc nothing working and doc tried diflucan! Any other medication? I need rx

Negative on stds, more symptoms towards sever male yeast infection. Tried otc nothing working and doc tried diflucan! Any other medication? I need rx

Poss Prostatitis: These sx together suggest prostatitis - inflammation o f the prostate gland. This can be due to bacterial infection, or not. If sudden in onset, and associated with fever, chills and overall feeling very poorly, most likely acute bacterial prostatitis, requiring antibiotics. If no fever, chills, generalized illness, considered chronic prostatitis, which may be caused by bacterial infection or not. ...Read more

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What else can I do to treat a yeast infection after three doses of diflucan (fluconazole)?

YEAST INFECTION: Rx of Diflucan (fluconazole) and Monistat together usually works but if no relief see gyne for further evaluation and rx. ...Read more

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I hadc thick white discharge, I used diflucan (fluconazole) abnd that didn't work. I used a three day prescription a fail. I'm usein Monistat it burns. What's wrong?

I hadc thick white discharge, I used diflucan (fluconazole) abnd that didn't work. I used a three day prescription a fail. I'm usein Monistat it burns. What's wrong?

Maybe infection: Generally, thick, white, clumpy discharge is consistet with yeast and should respond to over-the-counter antifungal meds. Since this has not worked, I would recommend a trip to your physician's office. Occassionally, other infections can be present. Your doctor will make the diagnoses and treat you. ...Read more

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Terrible heartburn and acid reflux while taking a 3-wk course of daily diflucan. Typical side effect? Ok to take Zantac (ranitidine) or a PPI?

Fluconazole: Gastric upset with abdominal pain are well known side-effects of this drug, but what you are describing is quite severe and you should consult with your doctor. It is OK to take ranitidine (Zantac) or a PPI, but you should really be seen and evaluated if this is not relieved or continues after discontinuing the medication. ...Read more

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Prescribed Diflucan (two daily single doses). Took 1.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg nortriptyline today. I know there are interactions. Safe to take the Diflucan?

Prescribed Diflucan (two daily single doses). Took 1.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg nortriptyline today. I know there are interactions. Safe to take the Diflucan?

? drug interaction: Cardiac side effects are listed for both Diflucan (fluconazole) and nortriptyline which may be additive. May be insignificant, but best to check first with your prescribing doctor (s). Avoid alcohol while on these meds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Have had 2 weeks of 200mg twice daily of diflucan (fluconazole) for oral thrush and it didn't wk. What can I do to get rid of this?

Resistance /other: You are taking rather adequate dose of the medication and if it is not responding one of the two things are happening. One the infection is resistant to the medication ; two, the diagnosis is not accurate. You may have some other condition. I would suggest to go back to your doc and explain what is happening. I am confident, you will get the solution. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have multiple drug allergies so am always nervous to try meds. Is Diflucan (fluconazole) generally safe? I use Monistat w/no probs, but not working this time.

I have multiple drug allergies so am always nervous to try meds. Is Diflucan (fluconazole) generally safe? I use Monistat w/no probs, but not working this time.

Allergies or..: Side effects rather, often confused as allergies, true multiple drug allergy syndrome is rare. Diflucan, (fluconazole) is a prescription drug, at any rate, if in doubt and don't know whether you're are going to have a reaction to a certain drug, take the first dose in the prescriber's office, ER or urgent care waiting area, stay for an hour, if nothing happens, go home, if severe reaction, you're where you should be ...Read more

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Have been getting yeast infections twice a month for the past year. Clears up with diflucan (fluconazole) but comes right back, am taking a daily probiotic no dm

Yeast Infection: To reduce your risk of vaginal yeast infection you can avoid douching, wear cotton underwear and loose fitting pants or skirts, avoid tight-fitting underwear or pantyhose, change out of wet clothes, such as swimsuits or workout attire, as soon as possible, stay out of hot tubs or very hot baths. Talk to a doctor about recurrent yeast infection and if you have a partner, have them treated as well :]. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a yeast infection. What's safer to take diflucan or ZPack. Worried about QT interval side effects. I do take atenolol daily.?

I have what I think is a yeast infection. What's safer to take diflucan or ZPack. Worried about QT interval side effects. I do take atenolol daily.?

A yeast infection is: Commonly in women and refers to a yeast overgrowth in the vagina. If you are referring to a fungal infection in the groin, you would treat that with a topical agent like Lotrimen which would have no bearing on QT issues. Oral agents would not be indicated and ZPack is for bacteria not fungus. You need to see a health care provider for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Starting Diflucan 200mg daily for 4 weeks. Also take Prozac. Worried about QT interaction. Getting different answers. I should be ok? Heart is healthy, and I have to take Diflucan for candida in esophagus from inhalers and anitbiotics. Just worried.

Monitor with EKGs: To help make a more educated decision, request an EKG from your physician to look at your baseline QT/QTc interval first. If it is normal, then, make an informed decision with your physician. If you decide to proceed with both medications, you could repeat the EKG after 4-7 days to make sure that the QT/QTc isn't becoming more prolonged. ...Read more

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Why doesn't diflucan (fluconazole) work after taking 200mg for 6 days?

Depends: It depends on what typr of infection is being treated and which yeast is causing the infection. Some candida species are resistant to fluconazole. ...Read more

Dr. Sharafali Diwan
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Diflucan (Definition)

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