Candida, a type of yeast, is a normal inhabitant of even the healthiest bodies. It loves warm, dark, moist places, particularly the gastrointestinal tract and the vagina where as many as 20 percent of women of reproductive age harbor Candida. The most common species by far is Candida albicans. Candida normally dwells innocently in these locations, kept in check by the body’s bacterial flora, but when the body’s ecology is thrown out of whack, these yeasts can start to overgrow. And these overgrowths of yeast like Candida albicans can affect men, as well as women. Common culprits for this imbalance are antibiotic use, frequent sexual intercourse, irritating soaps or deodorants, wearing tight-fitting undergarments, or any exposure to a hot and humid environment. The role diet plays in increasing the risk of a yeast infection is unclear, but candidal infections are more common in people with diabetes. This leaflet answers some common questions about Diflucan IV. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you being given Diflucan IV against the benefits they expect it will have for you. Diflucan IV is used to treat certain fungal and yeast infections. If you have any concerns about being given this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. It belongs to a group of medicines called azole antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth of the fungal and yeast organisms causing your infection. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Diflucan IV has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason. Diflucan IV is available only with a doctor's prescription. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin. If you are receiving doses of 400 mg or more a day of Diflucan IV, terfenadine (a medicine used to treat allergies) should not be given.
Along with its needed effects, fluconazole (the active ingredient contained in Diflucan) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking fluconazole: Some side effects of fluconazole may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: Applies to fluconazole: intravenous solution, oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet This drug was generally well tolerated. Changes in renal and hematological function test results and hepatic abnormalities reported during therapy with this and comparative agents in some patients, primarily those with serious underlying diseases (e.g., AIDS, cancer); clinical significance and relationship to therapy unclear. I took a dose of diflucan yesterday for a yeast infection brought on by a round of doxycycline. I thought I had perioral dermatitis but it turns out the rash on my face is from having yeast overgrowth in my body...sure if its from birth control pills or because i took some anti biotics 2 months ago. This morning I have what looks like a very angry red ringworm rash on one diflucan worsen already existing ringworm and how do I make it go away. i have had excessive yeast.i spit in a glass of water-the saliva looks like a jelly fish, i have white stuff on my tongue (very light), and yeast like discharge in my panties (very light), when i wipe i see white bits. I have a rash near my c section scar, and took Diflucan. However, I now have a scaly rash with definitive edges in the groin are and in the pubic hair. So I called my dr and she order me a diflucan and I took it immediately. Ok, I have had this rash for over 2 years now, I have gone to see my doctor many many times on this, and he is stymied. The doctor prescribed 10 days of Diflucan and a fugal cream. I examined myself again down there and never once noticed any bumps of any sort. This rash is peri annular, spreads from anus to perineum and then up the creases of my leg to pelvis. Doctor has prescribed everything under the sun, including hydrocortisone, other steroids, all the topical fungal treatments etc etc etc. The discharge went away a week later, but the rash stayed (red rash covering head of penis). Within 1/2 hr of putting the ovual in the medicine started coming out. I also started to get a sore throat and had a weak puss filled blister in the back of my mouth around the salvia glands. I went back to the doctors (concerning my penis, not the throat) and was tested for HSV 1 and 2, and treated with diflucan for a possible yeast infection. to let them know., I remembered I took this pill last year for the same issue and had peeling but no rash.
Most candidal (yeast) infections can be treated at home with over-the-counter or prescription medication and will clear up within a week. If some other disease has weakened a person's immune system, the person should consult a doctor about any new symptoms before attempting self-treatment because of the risk of infection. A wide array of treatment options is available to treat candidiasis. Options include creams, lotions, tablets or capsules, troches (lozenges), and vaginal suppositories or creams. Talk to your doctor to find the option that is right for you. Diflucan is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood. Diflucan is also used to prevent fungal infection in people who have a weak immune system caused by cancer treatment, bone marrow transplant, or diseases such as AIDS. Certain other drugs can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with Diflucan, especially cisapride, erythromycin, pimozide, and quinidine. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now, and any medicine you start or stop using. Before taking Diflucan, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, a heart rhythm disorder, or a history of Long QT syndrome. Take Diflucan for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.
Diflucan is available as a generic drug. Common side effects of Diflucan include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, stomach or abdominal pain, upset stomach, diarrhea, heartburn, loss of appetite, and ; allergic reactions including skin inflammation, itching, rash, and unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth. Burning in or around the vagina, as well as a rash and tenderness of the outer lips of the vagina labia. Fluconazole Diflucan tablets Diflucan is a tablet that must be swallowed. Fluconazole is considered the first choice for treatment.