Anyone take Biaxin and Diflucan together?

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Celestia
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   Posted 10/17/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have another 3 weeks left on Biaxin and then I start Zith.  I have bad sinus yeast problems which are GREATLY improved by Diflucan, however my LLMD wants me to wait until I finish the Biaxin and start the Zith to start Diflucan again. 
 
Anyone aware of a contradiction with Biaxin and Diflucan???
 
Not that I don't respect his opinion, but I just realized I'm going to be on the Biaxin a month longer than I thought and I'm soooo ready to go back on Diflucan.
 
Just curious if anyone has taken these two meds together?
 
Thanks!
 
-C
 

maggiemoo
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   Posted 10/18/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   

celestia,

My LLMD has had me take both at the same time. I had a monthly routine, after I would finish my menses I would take diflucan 1 daily for 3 days.  I was on Biaxcin at the time and had no problems with either.

I have always found that nothing refreshes my knowledge like a visit with my pharmacist to ask all the questions in more details.

Good luck you,

maggie


spaztick
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Celestia,

I have been taking Biaxin since June 3/08. From January/08 to June/08, while on Zithromax + Mepron, I got about seven yeast infections.

I spoke to my doctor about the fact that the vaginal yeast infections kept returning, despite repeated treatments with Over-The-Counter cream/ovules. I also take refrigerated probiotics which I buy at the Health Food Store.

In late June, my doctor gave me an Rx for Diflucan, 150 mg daily for seven days. This treatment worked very well, until just last week when I got another yeast infection which wouldn't resolve despite treatment. Today, my doctor wrote me another Rx for Diflucan, 150 mg (one tablet) once daily for seven days.

Here is what www.drugs.com had to say about mixing Biaxin w/ Diflucan:

"Fluconazole may increase plasma concentrations of clarithromycin when coadministered. The mechanism of action is unknown. The clinical significance of the elevation appears to be minimal in healthy subjects. Observation for clarithromycin adverse effects is recommended if these drugs are given together."

If you want to check out any other drug interactions, go to www.drugs.com and click on Interactions Checker (at the top), then scroll down to "I Agree" and click on that, then enter the drugs you want to check. You have to make sure to click on Check Interactions after you have entered the drugs you are concerned about.

Take good care,
Carrie
Oct 15/08: Biaxin + Plaquenil;
June 3/08: Biaxin + Flagyl;
Jan 18/08: 15 Wks, Mepron + Zithromax for Babesiosis (Positive IgM/IgG Igenex)
Lyme disease - clinical dx ’08; GERD '04; Essential Tremor ’03; Fibromyalgia ’01; Osteoarthritis; Depression; IBS; Interstitial Cystitis


spaztick
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi maggiemoo,

My last yeast infection occurred at the end of my period, so I guess it has something to do with a change in pH. I also like to check with my pharmacist whenever I'm not sure about something.

~Carrie
Oct 15/08: Biaxin + Plaquenil;
June 3/08: Biaxin + Flagyl;
Jan 18/08: 15 Wks, Mepron + Zithromax for Babesiosis (Positive IgM/IgG Igenex)
Lyme disease - clinical dx ’08; GERD '04; Essential Tremor ’03; Fibromyalgia ’01; Osteoarthritis; Depression; IBS; Interstitial Cystitis

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