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Please describe the medication: fluconazole?

Please describe the medication: fluconazole?

Antifungal meds: Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Hurwitz
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Fluconazole (Definition)

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Belongs to a class ...Read more


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

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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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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I have a yeast inf. I don't have any medication like fluconazole at the time being. Could I use PB-8 14 billion probiotic to kill off bad yeast?

I have a yeast inf. I don't have any medication like fluconazole at the time being. Could I use PB-8 14 billion probiotic to kill off bad yeast?

Will help, also...: Yes, taking probiotics both by mouth and inserting vaginally at bedtime usually helps. There are many other home remedies that may help. See http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/yeast_infection. Html for hundreds of people writing about what has and has not helped them. Many report probiotics help but other remedies like Boric Acid (available without Rx at pharmacies) & apple cider vinegar can help too. ...Read more

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Yeast infection med:ciprofloxacin qty:20 days:10/ 2 a day. Second medication was fluconazole qty:3 days:1 every 3 days. Still having white discharge?

Follow up with doc: The Fluconazole is treatment for yeast. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not a treatment for yeast, but an antibiotic for bacterial infection. If symptoms are persistent after treatment, you should schedule a follow up appointment for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I am taking a single, 150mg dose of Fluconazole tonight. How long will this medication stay in my system?

Few hours: The medication works within 24 hours. It kills the overgrowth of yeast. The good bacteria have to re grow. This takes some time. Within a week the bacteria usually are back in balance. ...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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I am believed to havea penile yeast infection. I've treated with Fluconazole and monstat 7. How long should it last? I've treated it with medication for 3 days and creme for 6 days.

I am believed to havea penile yeast infection. I've treated with Fluconazole and monstat 7. How long should it last? I've treated it with medication for 3 days and creme for 6 days.

Maybe not yeast: Persistence after these treatments suggests the problem may not be yeast; or a yeast infection resistant to the "azole" drugs. Often the diagnosis of a genital yeast or fungal infection is an educated guess by the doctor. Best to contact the doctor's office for advice about next steps -- which might include referral to a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 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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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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Will fluconazole give me a positive drug test result?

Not that I have seen: Have not seen any reports of false positives, or heard from any patients with false positives from any antifungal medication of this class. ...Read more

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I am taking fluconazole 400mg/day for my systemic candida. I there health dangers with the drug at that dose for 6 weeks?

Fluconazole use: Yes - you definitely need to be monitored if you are on long term anti fungal therapy - especially at a 'high dose' as you are on. I recommend at least weekly chemistry tests (checking the kidneys) and LIVER TESTS (checking the liver functions). Fluconazole can inflame the liver - and your doctor should be helping keep track of these things. Also, I recommend you see an ID doc if you have Candida ...Read more

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I've prescribed fluconazole 400 mg/day (1st week) and 200mg/d (3 w.) and later 400mg/d twice a week (candida).I feel bad due this drug. Is it ok dose?

Fluconazole: This is a complex issue. The dosage will depend upon what is being treated. The drug also has numerous side-effects and interactions with other medications you may be receiving. You would be best to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it and find out what they are doing. ...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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Is it okay to take prescribed drugs (nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for uti symptoms before taking a urine test?

Is it okay to take prescribed drugs (nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for uti symptoms before taking a urine test?

Yes: If it is certain that you have a UTI, the symptoms are more reliable than the test. Many doctors don't test at all You just want to be sure you are treating the right thing in the first place. For example, vaginal irritation would not improve with treatment for a UTI, but would give many of the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take prescribed drugs (nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for UTI symptoms before doing a urine test, if you don't actually have UTI?

Is it harmful to take prescribed drugs (nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for UTI symptoms before doing a urine test, if you don't actually have UTI?

No: It is the rationale for treating UTI without culture. If you symptoms are typical a duck is a duck. So if the nitrofurantoin is working and symptoms resolve it does not matter that the culture does not grow an organism. However, if symptoms worsen the culture will grow a bacteria that can be identified and treated with right drug. ...Read more

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What is diflucan (fluconazole)?

What is diflucan (fluconazole)?

Antifungal medicatio: Diflucan is an excellent oral agent for yeast infections: fluconazole. It is best avoided during pregnancy, though. ...Read more

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What is fluconazole, 150 mg used for?

What is fluconazole, 150 mg used for?

Yeast infection.....: Usually it is the one day yeast pill given for yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can I treat oral flush with fluconazole?

Can I treat oral flush with fluconazole?

Yes but....: Many people think they have oral thrush because they see white spots in their mouth but they actually do not have a thrush. Oral thrush is uncommon. It is usually caused by inhaled steroids used in asthma or copd, or by a severe immune deficiency such as hiv. It can be treated with an oral antifungal such as fluconazole. ...Read more

Dr. Sharafali Diwan
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Diflucan (Definition)

Diflucan is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more