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Side Effects Of Antifungal Medications Thrush

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...first. It puts the medication directly where it is needed. It has fewer side effects than a systemic treatment. Also, there is less risk of candida becoming resistant to the medications. The 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 "troches" or...
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dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under medications). I was wondering it happens at the early stage or late stage and if it is because HIV people have thrush. Is dry mouth the first step to develop thrush...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...lecture my mouth becomes dry as a bone, the reason...anxiety.... (smile). There are over 500 medications which list dry mouth as a side-effect including some commonly used medications such as antihistamines.It is impossible to distinguish dry... Read more »

fatigue&thrush

I am 32 and have been + for roung 4 years. my cd4 count stays areoun 4-5 hundred, viral load 107,000. I am not on any meds at this time, and am currently going my 3rd round with thrush in my esophegus(forgive my spelling).I am also sleepy all the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dose of antifungal medication. If your esophageal thrush isn't responding at all to treatment, you need a different, stronger antifungal agent (there are several from which to choose).Regarding fatigue, yes this could be HIV related.... Read more »

Sore mouth and too much saliva

You guys have always helped me in the past and i just want to start by saying "Thanks." I am not sure which expert to write to so you will have to point me in the right direction. I will try to keep this brief. I have been on all sorts of meds over...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...thrush infection that is not obvious to the naked eye. In a usual case of oral thrush there are white patches on the tongue and sides of the mouth. But sometimes Candida can present with a subtle redness and mouth burning, especially with certain... Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

Let me start by saying, I know I am asking a question that may not be good for others to see an answer to and if you want please respond to my email if you don't want to respond in the public forum.My daughter has been HIV positive for 12 years (she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prescribed medications. Drug Interaction ProblemsSeveral drugs used to treat MAC interact with many other drugs, including ARVs, antifungal drugs, and birth control pills. This is especially true for rifampin, rifabutin, and rifapentine. Be sure... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...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 DiflucanĀ®. It is sold under many different names in other parts of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...meningitis comes back after the first time in about half of the people who get it. Repeat cases are reduced if people keep taking antifungal drugs. However, a recent study found no recurrence of meningitis in people whose CD4 increased to more... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less than 300 May affect appetite More likely to occur in... Read more »
Project Inform

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Stopping Maintenance Therapy Do the Drugs Cause Serious Side Effects? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Women? Is Treatment/Prevention... Read more »
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stress

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...yeast overgrowth particularly if they disturb the digestive system. Any medication or drug that can cause a gastrointestinal side effect may cause yeast growth by disturbing friendly bacteria. 8. HYPOTHYROID Low thyroid is very common in cases... Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle... Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi Guys I have chronic oral thrush as well as thrush down below. Had it for 5 weeks. Doctor says i must have got it from the girl i have been seeing for the last Read more »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen Read more »