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...tablets are put into the vagina once only (clotrimazole) or once a day for three days (miconazole). 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 esophageal and disseminated candidiasis. They can also be used for other infections that recur often or...
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I've been diagnosed 10 years. diagnosed w/aids and pcp 10yrs ago 90 cd4 count viral load off the charts. Probably have been infected 20 yrs(know this because of last at risk behavior was then)Have been on 3 or 4 different med regimens, still on...
...regimen, taking the medications consistently and have undetectable viral loads I would assume that the medications will work
for as long
as you need them. Obviously I can't prove it but I would be very optimistic.You are correct that because of... Read more »
dear carol, i am a final yr medical student in india and also a visitor of your website . as a med student, i have seen a lot hiv+ people in the hospital. a couple of days back i found a patient with hiv who is frustrated enough after the...
...researching on our web site. It is also nice to hear you are involved with HIV patients and trying to provide some reassurance about long
evity. HIV is now referred to as a "chronic disease". As far as the HIV meds go, I have patients that are... Read more »
I just moved to a new city and had to change doctors. My old doctor had me on Diflucan because I'd had oral thrush severaltimes. My new doc wants to take me off and make me suck on those lozenges all the time. I don't see why I have to change--the...
...Sorry, but I have to agree with your new doctor. I'll admit that fluconazole (Diflucan
) is a very convenient and effective drug for treating thrush. But it's a little like trying to put out candle with a fire extinguisher. Read more »
Hello,first many thanks for your work, this site and especially the questions and answers helped me much since diagnosis. I just wanted to ask how long newer regim work on average for treatment naive patients? Thanks
...Well, that depends on the patient. For someone that has perfect adherence and no medication related side effects, they will work
indefinitely. For someone with very poor adherence they don't work
very well at all. For someone with mediocre... Read more »
...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... Read more »
...resistance -- you must take all of your pills as scheduled and directed. Even missing a dose or two per week could sabotage your long
-term success in using these drugs. Your doctor and pharmacist may have practical tips to help improve your... Read more »
...Levels cimetidine (Tagamet) clarithromycin (Biaxin) diltiazem (Cardiazem) erythromycin (E-mycin, Ery-Tab, Eryc) fluconazole (Diflucan
) fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem) isoniazid (Lanizid, Nydrazid) itraconazole (Sprononox) ketoconazole (Nizoral)... Read more »
...get their care from physicians who are specialists in infectious diseases. However, especially now that people are living long
er with HIV, it's important to deal with all of your health issues. You might prefer to have a family practitioner or... Read more »
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...shrink, and Ryan White program not really doing resistance tests, I think I need to insist meds be changed. The combe is smt/tmp, diflucan
, bactrim, azithromax, combivir, sustiva. The id doc said he does not expect my husbands counts to come... Read more »
...His last labs CD4 - 400+, VL 30,000...I think. The problem I am looking for some help with is he is tired all the time. He work
s 3 to 4 twelve hours shifts a week with several days off between shifts usually. When he is off all he wants to do... Read more »
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »