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Do I Need To Take Diflucan

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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...HIV Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Fluconazole? Fluconazole is an antifungal drug. In the US, its brand name is Diflucan®. It is sold under many different names in other parts of the world. Antifungals fight infections caused by different kinds of fungus. Fluconazole fights opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer...
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Diflucan and Bactrim

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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fluconazole usually would be effective at suppressing cryptococcal infection and mimimizing chances for spread to the central nervous system. KH Read more »

Regimen adherence and Diflucan use

Dear Dr.: I'm taking Combivir and Sustiva. My morning dose of Combivir is 10:30'ish and my nighttime version of Combivir and Sustiva is also 10:30'ish. Occasionally, when the morning dose is due, I'm in a meeting at work, etc., and am not able to...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Regarding the lesions on your tongue, it may be oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL), not thrush. That may explain the failure to respond to Diflucan. If you have not had significant improvement with 6 weeks of Diflucan treatment, your doctor needs to... Read more »

Yeast and Resistance to Diflucan?

I have been suffering from what I think is a vaginal yeast infection now for close to three months. Quite a few years ago I had some yeast infections and they never really responded to the OTC meds really well. However, I never used any...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...You won't get resistant yeast from 10 days of fluconazole (Diflucan), which is anyway way more than is needed to cure a typical yeast infection. There are yeasts that are not treatable with fluconazole, Read more »

fungus wont go away with diflucan.

about 2 months ago i noticed some dry patches on my forehead and behind my ears. i didn't think much about it at first, but then i noticed how it was itching and i would scratch it. a few weeks later, i went to my doctor and she gave me 2 weeks of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Yipes--you need to see a dermatologist with HIV experience to sort out your problem. No not take NO for an answer but insist on being soon SOON. You could have a form of scabies, a drug reaction, a fungal infection---all sorts of things. Being... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fluconazole (Diflucan)

... floo-KOE-na-zole Brand Name: Diflucan Other Name(s): Fluconazol, UK-49858 Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Fluconazole, also known as Diflucan, Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...Medicamentos? ¿Qué Es Fluconazole? Fluconazole es un medicamento antihongos, en Estados Unidos el nombre comercial es Diflucan®. En otros países se vende bajo otras marcas. Los medicamentos antihongos o fungicidas combaten... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...Common brands are GyneLotrimin and Mycelex-G (clotrimazole) and Monistat 3 (miconazole). A single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan) is increasingly used for treating vaginal candidiasis. Systemic Therapy Systemic treatments are used for... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...bacteria). The medications used to fight Candida are anti-fungal drugs called "azoles." Examples are Nizoral (ketoconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole). Azoles should not be used in pregnant women . In addition, many... Read more »
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Medication NEEDED

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi. I really need some flucanazol (Diflucan or whatever brand you have). I'll pay cash! Thanks. Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

freaking out, are these hiv+ symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...whatever infection with 1st treatment, never needed subsequent treatments! I was given another version of metronidazole and a diflucan pill for the yeast, things cleared temporally, then the yeast infection came back. I was given another... Read more »

vaginal yeast

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
Ok, I have had enough!!! its ME again! I have had sex twice with the hubby, now I think I am getting a yeast infection. When will this ever end. my 8.5 week was neg...I have to wait 2 more weeks for another test and then its conclusive. Am I... Read more »