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Doctor insights on: Is Diflucan An Antibiotic Or Antifungal

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is diflucan (fluconazole) an antibiotic?

Is diflucan (fluconazole) an antibiotic?

Antifungal: While technically, Fluconazole is an antifungal agent, one might consider antibacterial agents, antiviral agents and antifungal agents all to be antibiotic agents. ...Read more

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I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days.thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?

I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days.thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?

~6 days: Half-life of fluconazole is 30hrs (range 20-50hrs). Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/diflucan.html. Medications are considered to be out-of-body after 5 half-lives or in this case 150hrs or 6+days, assuming 30hrs. Of course, this is affected by your kidney function, in which it could stay in your body longer or be broken down more quickly in less time. Most important is resolving infection ...Read more

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Was just prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic along with diflucan (fluconazole). When is the best time to take the diflucan (fluconazole) tab? Day 1 of the antibiotics? Thanks!

Was just prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic along with diflucan (fluconazole). When is the best time to take the diflucan (fluconazole) tab? Day 1 of the antibiotics? Thanks!

Not really: Equally, effective regardless of time of day. Meals should not affect efficacy. Same for Keflex (or other cephalosporins), although it may be slightly less irritating (if you are having any belly discomfort) if taken with meals. ...Read more

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I was wondering are Flagyl and diflucan (fluconazole) antibiotics?

I was wondering are Flagyl and diflucan (fluconazole) antibiotics?

Yes and no: Flagyl is an antibiotic that treats anaerobic bacteria and some parasites. Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal agent. Technically that still makes it an 'antibiotic, ' though we usually use that term only for antibacterials. ...Read more

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How does oral antifungals like diflucan (fluconazole) and probiotics get to your vagina?

Through the gut : The probiotics traverse the GI tract and change the bacteria living there, as well as in the vagina. The dilucan is absorbed via the intestine. Then it is secreted in the vaginal mucosa. ...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?

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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On antibiotics for 15 days. Treated for a yeast infection with diflucan (fluconazole). Infection may be back, and I have leftover difl. Ok to take more difl?

Probably ok: Taking broad spectrum antibiotics often results in yeast infection as the normal flora is wiped out. Taking Diflucan (fluconazole) will treat the yeast infection but if it wasn't at the end of therapy probiotics should be used to re-culture the system. Cultured yogurt works or a good probiotic (lactobacillus acidophyllis) will help to prevent recurring yeast infections and could be used with antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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2 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast I took them one day apart I'm still taking antibiotics for an uti idk if I was suppose to take the yeast pills a week apart?

Varies: One current common regimen for Diflucan (fluconazole) when treating a vaginal yeast infection is to take one pill every other day for 3 days — that works about 98% of the time. Two pills one day apart will still work over 80% of the time. Even one pill works about 70% of the time. If you are still taking antibiotics, you may need to repeat the Diflucan (fluconazole) after completing the course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Developing yeast infection from antibiotic. Just took a diflucan (fluconazole). Anything natural I can use to aid the process? I've read about inserting garlic?

No: Diflucan (fluconazole) — one or 2 doses should do the trick. Inserting douches, or anything else can irritate the mucosa and I don't advise garlic should be used. ...Read more

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Got a yeast infection from antibiotics. I've had Diflucan (fluconazole) 4x, sometimes for many days in a row. I'm on 4th prescription now. It's not working. Help!

Got a yeast infection from antibiotics. I've had Diflucan (fluconazole) 4x, sometimes for many days in a row. I'm on 4th prescription now. It's not working. Help!

Candida glabrata?: Most yeast vulvovaginitis is caused by Candida albicans, which almost always responds to fluconazole (Diflucan) and related drugs. But a minority of cases are due to C. glabrata, which is resistant. Treatments that often work include vaginal creams or oral forms of itraconazole (Sporanox®), flucytosine (Ancobon®), or nystatin (several brands). Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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On antibiotics til Monday. Got yeast infection. Took Diflucan Monday night. Better, but yeast not gone. Got period today. Can I use tampons?

On antibiotics til Monday. Got yeast infection. Took Diflucan Monday night. Better, but yeast not gone. Got period today. Can I use tampons?

Yes: No harm in using Tampons however the treatment for yeast should be repeated AFTER the antibiotics are FINISHED and sometimes requires more than one treatment.BTW if the infection is a GYN issue tampons may not be recommended!
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I was given antibiotics for sinus inf. Got thrush. Given tablets. Got yeast inf. Too. Took diflucan (fluconazole) and Monistat 1day. Still, have both conditions. Y?

I was given antibiotics for sinus inf. Got thrush.  Given tablets. Got yeast inf. Too. Took diflucan (fluconazole) and Monistat 1day. Still, have both conditions. Y?

Sinusitis: Almost all the time you do not need antibiotics for "sinusitis" because it's viral. However, most people that have made the effort to come to an office feel somewhat disappointed if they leave the office without a prescription for an antibiotic. Which, in you case caused, as it usually does, a subsequent "yeast infection" Next time you get a 'cold' tough it and all the things that Mom to. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Hurwitz
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Fluconazole (Definition)

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


Dr. Sharafali Diwan
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Diflucan (Definition)

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