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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

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Dr. Melissa Hurwitz
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Fluconazole (Definition)

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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?

No answer: "Mild allergic reaction"??????What is that????? Yes, it will still reduce the population of yeasts. MOST, not all, but MOST of the time a person thinks they are "allergic" to a med they are mistaken. Unless you provide details about the "mild" reaction, I will assume that you are not sensitive to fluconazole. ...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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Whats 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

Dr. Sharafali Diwan
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Diflucan (Definition)

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