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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
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
Are there any medications besides diflucan (fluconazole) or miconzole cream for vaginal yeast infections?
How long after taking Diflucan should I wait to determine if I need more medication if I'm still experiencing symptoms?
3-5 days: It takes at least 2-3 days for the tablet to cure this infection. ...Read more
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
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
Help please! Is diflucan (fluconazole) or any other oral yeast infection medication available over the counter?
No: The pills are still by prescriprion only. ...Read more
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
What's the best medication to treat yeast infections that a doctor can prescibe? Excluding diflucan (fluconazole)
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
What would a good OTC topical medication be to use on the labia following a yeast infection that has been treated with diflucan (fluconazole). The labia is blister?
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
Diflucan (fluconazole): Without knowing the prescribed dose, it is difficult to answer definitively. Diflucan (fluconazole) has many uses. For example, some vaginal yeast infections are treated with just a single dose. It's always a good idea to ask your health care provider why a medication is being prescribed for you. ...Read more
Long time: Up to a week.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: See the doctor who prescribed if not better within a week. ...Read more
Fluconazole: This medication has quite a long half -life, about 30 hours, which means it will last in the body for at least a day after just one pill. This is why you usually just take one pill once a day. Depending on 'what' you are trying to treat will determine the length of therapy for your illness. Infectious diseases doctors have alot of knowledge when it comes to fungal diseases. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Terazol (terconazole): Insert terazol (terconazole) 3, suppository or cream every night for 3 nights. Repeat the same 2 weeks later. ...Read more
Yeast infection: Wait till you have no more white, clumpy discharge; no redness; no tenderness; no raw tissue. If you are also using a vaginal medication - wait until that is complete. ...Read more