|Diflucan and Bactrim
Jun 10, 2009
I am taking Diflucan and Bactrim . I have been diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis and thrush. My LP was normal, as well as my CT scan. My Lab results from the LP were clear; however, the crypto antigen showed up at a low level in my blood lab results. I am on 800 mg of Diflucan daily and 200 mg of Bactrim. Will this keep the crypto from spreading to my CNS? I start on my retroviral meds this week as I have been waiting for the lab results for my resistance information.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Fluconazole usually would be effective at suppressing cryptococcal infection and mimimizing chances for spread to the central nervous system. KH
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