Does Flagyl cause yeast infections?

It may. 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.

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Please tell me can Flagyl cause a yeast infection?

Yes Flagyl can. Flagyl as well as most antibiotics can cause yeast infections due to the normal bacteria being killed allowing the yeast to overgrow. Read more...
Yeast infection. Yes, it's possible. Antibiotics are used to treat infection - they kill the infection causing bacteria. However, they also kill off the normal bacteria that inhabit the body, and this can then allow for overgrowth of yeast. It's not uncommon for women, particularly, to develop yeast infections during/after a course of antibiotics. Read more...

Currently taking flagyl and ciprofloxacin for bv and uti. Can one of the meds cause a yeast infection? If so how

Both can. Both antibiotics can kill the bacteria in the vagina and allow yeast to grow after the pH change. Read more...
Yes. Antibiotics in general can cause yeast infections by altering the microbial balance normally found in the vagina. This allows small amounts of yeast normally found in the vagina to overgrow. Ciprofloxacin and Flagyl can both cause yeast vaginitis. Read more...
WorryIfUSeeMushrooms. Any antibiotic can cause a yeast infection by altering the normal flora in the body.In the intestines diarrhea is a common result because a normal baterial balance is necessary.In the vaggy it's a itchy,messy uncomfortable yeast overgrowth with a white discharge.It's easily treated with either a pill or a cream.You can get the creams without a prescription but need to see your doctor for the pill. Read more...

I had a cottage cheese like yeast infection I'm taking flagyl currently. It's been five days now the discharge has stopped but im still itching?

Yeast infection. Flagyl does not treat a yeast infection and may, in fact, cause one, as many antibiotics do. Get an over the counter vaginal yeast medication (candidiasis). Take it as long as you are taking the Flagyl and for a few days after, until it clears up If it does not help in 5 days, see your doc for other treatment options. Read more...

Would anything happen if I prescribe zithromax for myself and I dont actually have chalmydia or if I tKe flagyl and I dont have a yeast infection?

Not recommended. It is never recommended to self prescribe antibiotics. Inappropriate antibiotic use has led to the serious problem of resistant bacterial infections. This practice could also lead to allergic reactions, undesirable side effects, and interference with testing when you aren't getting better. Flagyl, by the way, is not used to treat yeast infections. Read more...