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Metronidazole For Candida
Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?
Yeast Infection: Generally, Diflucan (fluconazole) is the drug of choice for a yeast infection. The Azithromycin was probably prescribed for another infection you might be fighting - such as bronchitis. With this drug, it is not uncommon to develop a yeast infection because of the bacteriocidal effects on your genitsl flora, so Diflucan (fluconazole) was prescribed to prevent a yeast infection from occurring. ...Read more
Antifungal: Some common vaginal antifungals are: miconazole, clotrimazoloe, butocanazole, terconazole, fluconazole. Strengths of these medications vary. I typically recommend a 5 or 7 day course of vaginal suppositories. Ask pharmacist in your community if they have that type of medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treated for yeast/Gardnerella. Miconazole gel for bacterial. Fluconazole for yeast but culture negative. No improv/Apt tomorrow. No STD. PAP normal?
Here are some ...: After the described run of care, it's time to reassess if the initial Dx and concern is clinically significant or just personal unique vaginal discharge along menstrual cycle so to decide if more studies are practically needed or additional Rx is required, or simply just leave it alone and watch. So, work with Doc closely ... ...Read more
Not both: Metronidazole will often cure BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is ineffective against chlamydia. For this you will need a different antibiotic, such as azithromycin, doxycycline, eryhromycin, or uncommonly Levofloxacin and ofloxacin. See your clinician for an appropriate prescription. ...Read more