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How Long Does Fluconazole Take To Work

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Systemic Candidiasis

...suppositories or 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...
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thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...truely is thrush, versus something else such as oral hairy leukoplakia. If it is thrush you could try other agents such as fluconazole, but I suspect it may well be something else.Best,Eric Read more »

fluconazole-resistant candidiasis

HI, FIRST OF ALL LET ME CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR WORK. IT IS GREAT AND GENEROUS.I HACE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WOULD IT BE "NORMAL" OR COMMON FOR SOMEONE TO DEVELOPE FLUCONAZOLE RESISTANT CANDIDIASIS AND (OR) SEBORREIC DERAMTITIS AS SOON AS 10...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It would be pretty unusual to develop fluconazole-resistant candidiasis only 10 months after contracting HIV, but it would depend on how often fluconazole was used and not how Read more »

Best treatment for thrush

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...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...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 Read more »

treatment for persistent candida vaginitis?

Hi doctor,is there anything else besides clotrimazole that I can use vaginally for persistent thrush. I have heard that yoghurt can be used but I'm concerned that it might have something in it that could cause another infection. I always have to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...persistent vaginal candidiasis (thrush). When topical medications such as clotrimazole and nystatin don't work, a brief course of fluconazole by mouth is usually effective. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...medications used to fight candida are antifungal drugs. Almost all their names end in "-azole." They include clotrimazole, nystatin, fluconazole, and itraconazole. Local treatments include: Creams suppositories to treat vaginitis liquids... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

... What Is Fluconazole? Why Do People With HIV Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...can decrease clarithromycin levels in the blood by 50%, while clarithromycin can increase rifabutin levels by as much as 80%. Fluconazole, an anti-fungal drug, can also increase rifabutin levels by up to 80%. Increased levels of rifabutin could... Read more »
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Continuing Treatment: Making It Work Long-Term

...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 »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the Read more »

Think I might have hiv or other illness

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 2 Replies
My name is Vanessa I have been with my boyfriend for about a year and he is the only one I have been with without a condom he said he has been with girls without really been tested for stds or hiv. I have always been tested for hiv and stds of last... Read more »

Nothing is working for me, any ideas

Posted by Lifelost, 2 Replies
Not on therapy at the moment, my TC4 count and VL are still good. My problem is that I can not fall asleep. Tried most sleep aid and non has been helpful. I am worried that this is going to weir down my immune pretty quick. Any ideas are... Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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 »