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I took diflucan (fluconazole) and a day later I had sex. Will this have any affects on the pill or will my yeast infection not get cured?

I took diflucan (fluconazole) and a day later I had sex. Will this have any affects on the pill or will my yeast infection not get cured?

Perhaps: Fluconazole (diflucan) may help to eradicate candida (yeast) from your vagina, but if your sexual partner was not treated with an antifungal cream on his penis it is possible that this will recolonize you with the same organism you just treated. This phenomenon has been shown to be one potential source of reinfection. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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I had a yeast infection n had sex with my partner now he has the same symptoms he took 3pills of 150g diflucan (fluconazole) hw long does it take to work?

I had a yeast infection n had sex with my partner now he has the same symptoms he took 3pills of 150g diflucan (fluconazole) hw long does it take to work?

Diflucan (fluconazole): One dose for diflucan (fluconazole) is usually sufficient. If not eradicated after 2doses there is a resistant strain or wrong diagnosis. Results are usually seen within 3 days! ...Read more

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I took diflucan (fluconazole) Wednesday and a dose today for a yeast infection. Also used the nystatin/steroid cream BID. IS it safe to have intercourse tomorrow?

Yes: But if your partner has not had antifungal cream on his penis it may be contaminated with Candida and he will re-colonize your vagina. ...Read more

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Can I use an internal vaginal cream while on nuva ring I am 20 and newly on nuva ring, I was diagnosed with a yeast infection 3 days ago. I took the pill fluconazole and now my doctor gave me 7 day vaginal cream (clotrimazole) to help. Can I use this inte

There: There is no contraindication to using Clotrimazole vaginal cream ring while NuvaRing is in place. If you don't feel comfortable, you can try Fluconazole alone and monitor for resolution of your symptoms, and if the symptoms are still present then you can try the Clotrimazole cream.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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200mg fluconazole it's been 24 hours no relief. Had yeast infection last week that went away with 150 but had sex and it came back this week. Why?

Recurrent yeast: First, are we sure it is yeast infection this time? If yes, many times symptoms not relieved as quickly with oral med vs topical. Also if second one or recurrent, underlying cause of this? Low immune system or diabetes? ...Read more

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Took fluconazole 150mg 36 hours ago for yeast infection and had sex 24 hours (hurt bad) and my vagina is still burning! How long til it gets better?

Took fluconazole 150mg 36 hours ago for yeast infection and had sex 24 hours (hurt bad) and my vagina is still burning! How long til it gets better?

Wait a few days: Fluconazole works very well for yeast infections but, remember, the area is very irritated from the infection itself. Although the yeast may be dead, the vaginal area needs a few days to heal before everything is back to normal. ...Read more

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This past tuesday I took one Diflucan pill for a yeast infection and then the second pill on thursday. When is it safe for me to have sex again?

This past tuesday I took one Diflucan pill for a yeast infection and then the second pill on thursday. When is it safe for me to have sex again?

Week: I would give it a week. While you could still have intercourse earlier it might be painful. In a weeks time the infection should be gone.
If it is not better, then consider a new diagnosis and reevaluation by the prescriber. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I need to wait before having sex after taking diflucan (fluconazole) to cure yeast infection?

For what length of time do I need to wait before having sex after taking diflucan (fluconazole) to cure yeast infection?

Sxs resolved: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

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I recently got a bad yeast infection days after sex. A 3day treatment helped but it did not go away. Is this normal? Will diflucan (fluconazole) help get rid of it?

Maybe: You should see your doctor. You can get a yeast infection, but it should clear up with medication such as diflucan, (fluconazole) but you may have a medical problem (e.g. Diabetes) that may prevent a rapid recovery. ...Read more

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I just started the yeast infection pill diflucan (fluconazole) and I'm having brown redish discharge and it smells so terrible?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How soon after taking a diflucan (fluconazole) pill will the symptoms of a yeast infection subside?

Diflucan (fluconazole): The symptoms of a yeast infection may last for up to a week after taking a one time dose. ...Read more

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On antibiotics for 10 days and got a yeast infection. They gave me 3 diflucan pills to clear it up. Is it normal if it takes 3 pills sometimes?

This does not: Mean that you need to take all three pills. However, if you have yeast infection that is stubborn - the diflucan may need to be repeated. ...Read more

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One pill of diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg would be sufficient if u have vaginal yeast infection for first time and is not too severe. Earliest reply is requested?

Yes: That's the dose usually given by the doctor and I suppose, and since it is an anti fungal it must have been given by your doctor after proper evaluation that that is what you have. ...Read more

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Does the diflucan (fluconazole) (yeast infection pill) affect birth control pills?

Does the diflucan (fluconazole) (yeast infection pill) affect birth control pills?

Diflucan: Per Drugs. Com -Oral contraceptive pills (OCP) & other hormone-based birth control may be less effective when Diflucan (fluconazole) is used wi recommendation for use of backup birth control. BUT Pfizer Medical Information. Com – indicates that there was no effect on OCP at 50mg of Diflucan & there were higher levels of ethinyl estradiol & levonorgestrel with higher doses of Diflucan. Single dose ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a yeast infection. I was prescriped 2 pills of diflucan (fluconazole). The itchting and the pain has gone. However the cottage cheese discharge is still there and is getting worse. What should I do?

I was diagnosed with a yeast infection. I was prescriped 2 pills of diflucan (fluconazole). The itchting and the pain has gone. However the cottage cheese discharge is still there and is getting worse. What should I do?

Resistance: Some strains of yeast are resistant to diflucan (fluconazole). It is only 70% effective for vaginal yeast infections. Alternatives can be further treatment with diflucan (fluconazole), use Miconazole 7 vaginal cream for 7 days, get a prescription for a different antifungal cream such as terconazole from you clinician. ...Read more

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Had UTI, took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and 1 diflucan pill to take after. 2 weeks later have a lot of burning in vulva and itchiness. Is this a yeast infection?

UTI treatment: Frequently Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will successfully treat the bug causing your UTI. But sometimes not. I would get a mid-stream collection of your urine at the lab and send it for a culture and sensitivity. That test will what antibiotics will kill the bug. Your doc can check to see if you have a yeast infection. I counsel women to eat yogurt with live cultures when I prescribe an antibiotic.
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Does Diflucan 150mg (for a yeast infection) affect the effectiveness of progestin only birth control pill (mini pill)?

Does Diflucan 150mg (for a yeast infection) affect the effectiveness of progestin only birth control pill (mini pill)?

Probably not: Fluconazole (Diflucan) is not known to have any such affect. Indeed, the whole business about antibiotics and hormonal contraception is mostly an urban myth. The vast majority of antibiotics, taken for short courses (under 2 weeks) in the usual doses, have no effect at all. Virtually nobody ever gets pregnant on account of taking antibiotics. Don't worry about it! ...Read more

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How long am I suppose to wait to have sex after taking diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection?

Wait until: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

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I took Diflucan (fluconazole) last June 8th for a yeast infection. Had unprotected sex on June 10th. On June 17th the white discharge returned. Has it returned?

I took Diflucan (fluconazole) last June 8th for a yeast infection. Had unprotected sex on June 10th. On June 17th the white discharge returned. Has it returned?

Maybe, maybe not: Discharge after unprotected sex likely signals an infection. You need to have the discharge tested and have an exam to know for sure as several infection look like white discharge.

Condoms are always a smart choice. ...Read more

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How do I get my reoccurring yeast infection of 9 months to go away? I've used lotrim ultra, all monistats, and diflucan (fluconazole) (3 doses). These help, but it comes back.

Yeast: Yeast infection can be stubern, after you are done with testing for blood sugar, and your partner, get probiotic over the counter in any pharmacy. Use to 100 billion daily for 7 days, than maintain 10 to 20 billion for at least1 month. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after a yeast infection can you have sex? I took 150mg of diflucan (fluconazole) last Monday, no symptoms.

How long after a yeast infection can you have sex? I took 150mg of diflucan (fluconazole) last Monday, no symptoms.

Now: Make sure your partner was also treated or it will be transmitted back to you. All the best. ...Read more

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Is diflucan (fluconazole) used by itself enough to cure a yeast infection?

Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) can cure yeast infections quicly- sometimes we may need to repeat if you have symptoms after 3 dys - but often one pill is enough. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Hurwitz
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Fluconazole (Definition)

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