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Doctor insights on: Is Diflucan Effective If It Is Taken With An Antibiotic

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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 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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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 effect 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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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

Dr. Sharafali Diwan
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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