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Recently prescribed with nystatin 100, 000 units vaginal tab for yeast infection. What are the side effects?

Recently prescribed with nystatin 100, 000 units vaginal tab for yeast infection. What are the side effects?

Usually none: Nystatin is used to treat a vaginal yeast infection and usually has no side effects other than a slightly increased vaginal secretion flow as it clears the yeast infection. It is not always effective for a cure. Can try diflucan; requires a prescription. ...Read more

Dr. George Yang
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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 switched back to Gyne Lotrimin to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it. ?

I switched back to Gyne Lotrimin to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it. ?

Is there a question?: All medicines may have side effects. Common side effects of Monistat include headache, burning/itching/pain in the vagina or urinary opening, or lower abdominal cramps. If Gyne-Lotrimin works better for you and Monistat caused problems...avoiding Monistat is a good decision. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections side effects of anything?

Are yeast infections side effects of anything?

Often antibiotic use: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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What type of birth control should I use? I've tried a bunch of different birth control pills and i've experienced bad side effects. Lack of libido, acne, depression, and yeast infections. Is there a reliable non-hormonal type of birth control? I've had 2

Non chemical: There are multiple non-pharmacological options, ranging from extreme measures (abstinence, tubal ligation) to more "light" (and however unequally effective or reliable) like condoms or time-based calculations...Usually a combination of them will provide some degree of reliable anti conception. Consult your gyn dr. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection 3 months thought went away now on medication but have horrible period clots,tired can yeast untreated cause serious side effects?

I had yeast infection 3 months thought went away now on medication but have horrible period clots,tired can yeast untreated cause serious side effects?

A different cause: I suspect that there is a different cause for your painful heavy periods with clots (such as fibroids or endometriosis, etc). And you might be anemic from your bleeding. See your doctor and get some testing done. ...Read more

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I'm currently prescribed on Gynozole-1 due to a yeast infection. Can I use Monistat to help relieve the itchy/burning side effects during treatment?

I'm currently prescribed on Gynozole-1 due to a yeast infection. Can I use Monistat to help relieve the itchy/burning side effects during treatment?

Won't help: There is no point in adding Monistat to Gynazole. Both are "azole" drugs (miconazole and butaconazole, respectively); neither works better than the other, and neither is designed to control itching. However, once on treatment, you could safely add an over-the-counter cortisone cream. Cortisone makes yeast worse if used alone, but safe and usually effective when used with azole treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

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