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Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?

Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?

Yeast Infection: Generally, Diflucan (fluconazole) is the drug of choice for a yeast infection. The Azithromycin was probably prescribed for another infection you might be fighting - such as bronchitis. With this drug, it is not uncommon to develop a yeast infection because of the bacteriocidal effects on your genitsl flora, so Diflucan (fluconazole) was prescribed to prevent a yeast infection from occurring. ...Read more

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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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Could diflucan (fluconazole) be used for external yeast infections?

Could diflucan (fluconazole) be used for external yeast infections?

Maybe but .....: Diflucan (fluconazole) would not be the first choice and would only work if the infection were caused by a susceptible yeast infection. Broad spectrum topicals like Clotrimazole would be the first choice. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole for yeast infection, is this okay?

Clotrimazole for yeast infection, is this okay?

Yes.: Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication, and it can be used to treat a 'yeast' infection. This drug is the active ingredient in 'lotrimin'. It should not be used by anyone with an allergy to the drug. ...Read more

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Is one diflucan (fluconazole) enough to treata yeast infection?

Is one diflucan (fluconazole) enough to treata yeast infection?

Usually: Your physician may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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Is fluconazole use for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes: Fluconazole is an anti-fungal treatment. It treats vaginal yeast infections, which are caused by candida species (yeast). ...Read more

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Can you treat a yeast infection with fluconazole (diflucan)?

Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an oral approach to treatment of yeast. It can be prescribed by a medical provider. ...Read more

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Is monastat as effective for yeast infections as diflucan (fluconazole)?

Diflucan (fluconazole) superior: In my experience one dose of oral Diflucan (fluconazole) in younger women is more effective than treatment with monostat. In older women(menopausal) the one dose may not clear the yeast infection. ...Read more

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Dose antibiotics give u a yeast infection?

Dose antibiotics give u a yeast infection?

Indirectly: Antibiotics upset the balance in the vagina between lactobacilli (good bacteria) and yeast by reducing the number of or killing off the lactobacilli, thus allowing the yeast to grow out of control. Replenishing the lactobacilli (yogurt, probiotics) when taking antibiotics can help. Otc & rx anti-yeast creams &/or meds (diflucan) fight the yeast overgrowth until balance is restored. ...Read more

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Given bactrim for uti and fluconazol for yeast infection . Yeast infection discharge has worsened to a greenish hue. Should I stop taking bactrim?

Return to doctor: Yeast usually causes little or no discharge, and usually white, not colored. I'm concerned something else is causing it. STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas may be more likely and also can cause UTI-like symptoms. Recheck with the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the usual sporanox (itraconazole) dose for curing yeast infection?

200 mg: Usually 200 mg a day (given 100 mg twice daily) for 1-2 weeks. This medication is only used for yeast infections that have NOT responded to diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes : It is an antifungal although not often used for this. Over the counter creams will work too. ...Read more

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Which out of these should I take for reocurring yeast infection: fluconazole, monistat, femmesil, difulcan?

See the doctor: The first question is why you are getting recurrent yeast infections. Diabetes, antibiotics and birth control pills may increase your risk of recurrences. Also be certain the diagnosis is correct. There are different causes of vaginal discharge and discomfort. A wet prep can help answer the question. ...Read more

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Medication for vaginal candidiasis?

Medication for vaginal candidiasis?

Antifungal: Some common vaginal antifungals are: miconazole, clotrimazoloe, butocanazole, terconazole, fluconazole. Strengths of these medications vary. I typically recommend a 5 or 7 day course of vaginal suppositories. Ask pharmacist in your community if they have that type of medication. ...Read more

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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