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Medicine For Fluconazole Allergy
Fluconazole allergy: Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. Fluconazole is an antifungal medication. Potential allergic rxn could include hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. REF: http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/drug-fluconazole/article_em. Htm#sideeffects ...Read more
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
Why would I all of a sudden develop an allergy to diflucan (fluconazole)? Never had allergies before
Chance: An allergy develops as the result of your gene and environmental interaction. The trigger is usually unknown although viral infection is often suspected to be the facilitator. The more frequently you encounter a drug, the more likely you will develop an allergy to it analogous to the more miles you drive, the more likely you will have an accident. ...Read more
Vulvar irritation, no infection. Took fluconazole 6 weeks but pain always comes back! Could it be an allergy? Currently using candacort cream.
Yes: Vulvar itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. A vulvar biopsy can often be helpful to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
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
Diflucan (fluconazole): Yes you can take both meds.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Is fluconazole a dangerous medicine? I have been feeling nausea after I started it. And I have 2 times left of the treatment
Possible: Fluconazole can cause your liver to react adversely to it, however, any part of your gastrointestinal tract can do it too. Also, I see you take Lamictal and zoloft (sertraline). Interaction between these may be the culprit likewise. I would suggest you give it another trial and if the same thing happen, call your doc and get an alternative. ...Read more
Yeast Infections: There is not an over the counter pill for treatment of yeast (like the fluconazole), but there are over the counter topical treatments for yeast. These are creams or vaginal suppositories. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don't. They would not cause any harm, though, unless you have an unexpected reaction. ...Read more
I am suffering from balanitis from 1 month with taking fluconazole 150 it's gone but after 2 days it's converted in balanophosthitis, any medicine pls?
Here are...: Key rx for balanoposthitis is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency! And balanoposthitis is involving both head and foreskin. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a resistant form of vaginal yeast. Terconazole and fluconazole didn't help. Is there another medicine I should ask my Dr. About?
Several choices: There are several options for vaginal yeast resistant to the azole drugs. Ask your doctor about nystatin, flucytosine, and the group of drugs called echinocandins (e.g. caspofungin, micafungin). Also, boric acid vaginal capsules often are effective (over the counter or prepared by the pharmacy -- get advice from pharmacist). Good luck! ...Read more
I am taking accutane (40mg) since 3 months and I have to take for few days zithromax and diflucan, (fluconazole) is there any interaction between these medicine?
Small: Accutane does not interact with either of these medications. There is a slight risk of the Zithromax and Diflucan (fluconazole) interacting, but it is low in someone young like yourself, and if those two medications were prescribed by the same doctor, it is not worth questioning. If they were prescribed by two separate doctors, alert them to determine whether they wish to have you take both. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I got rid of a yeast infection by taking fluconazole, how long does the medicine take to actually?
Which medicine is good for nail fungal infection? I m already taking fluconazole ip 150mg one time in a week from 6 months.
Onychomycosis: Nailbed infections start in the nail matrix and need to grow out from there. This process takes longer in the toenails than the fingernails (+/- 12 mo vs 6 mo). Treatment w/ fluconazole/terbinafin usually daily; some other agents (itraconazole) 1 wk/mo (or other permutations) w/75-80% cure. Sometimes the nail has to be removed. Newer topicals may as well help alone/in combo w/oral antifungals. ...Read more
Will having sex while on diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection make the medicine not treat the infection?
Can you use monistat and metrogel. 75% at the same time? Don't want to take fluconazole because of my heart. Can be Tachycardic without drugs already
Yes You Can: Yes you can and there is no conrraindication for doing that ...Read more
I'm taking fluconazole for a nasty, persistent yeast infection. Is it safe to take garlic and coconut supplements with this medicine?
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
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
Diflucan (fluconazole) for 2 weeks fr thrush following tonsillectomy. My stomach has bother me today and I have diarrhea. Could the medicine be culprit.
Yes: One of the possible side effects of that drug is diarrhea. ...Read more
I currently suffer from fungal infection, I take medicines like. Fluconazole tab 150 and terbinafine hydrochloride. Rashes gone but itching doesnt?
Follow up: Would follow up with the doctor who gave you the medication. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more