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    I have a yeast infection (yeaaaaaah) after a big round of antibiotics. The doc prescribed me the generic to diflucan. I already heard that it can cause flares, so I was expecting that. I was reading the pamphlet that comes with the meds. It said do not take if you take simvastatin (I do for cholesterol) or if you take trycilic antidepressants like elavil (which I also take). I googled it and was a little frightened by what I was reading. Not going to take it and going to call doctor. Has anyone heard anything negative about mixing diflucan with common IC meds?
    IC-diagnosed August 1998 with cystoscopy and hydro
    IBS-diagnosed in 1998 probably had for majority of my life
    Fibro-Diagnosed in 2010
    Other conditions: Depression, High Cholesterol (irony)

    Primary symptoms: PAIN, bloating, frequency, urgency, fatigue

    Current Meds: Elavil 10mg at bedtime, Toviaz 4mg at bedtime, Lyrica 3x a day

    Failed meds: Vesicare, Detrol LA, Celexa, Vioxx, Celebrex, Ditropan XL, Elmiron
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    I asked my pharmacist if its ok to take it when your on elavil and she said yes it is. You can't take diflucan long term but one dose will be ok. If you can tolerate to not take your elavil for a day then take diflucan you can also do that. Diflucan has never made my IC symptoms worse. It is my lifesaver when it comes to yeast infections... creams dont work for me and just irritate the whole area. you can always discuss your concerns with a pharmacist that can see all your meds. I believe elavil is the only normal IC med it interacts with.. With that said, I have taken diflucan while on elavil..
    Last edited by ginaaa22; 04-10-2011, 02:56 PM. Reason: adding more
    Diagnosis: IC '09, vulvodynia '10, fructose intolerance '06, GERD '06, fibromyalgia '09, IBS '10 and TMJ '09, PCOS '11, genital herpes '12

    Current Meds: Butrans patch, welbutrin, lamictol, geodon, xanax, aldactone, linzess, topimax, trazadone and diflucan as needed.

    Meds tried before: Elmiron, elavil, antibiotics, welbutrin, cymbalta, prozac, nerve blocks, instills, nyastatin, flexerol, percocet, naproxen (which was what I was given for pain for years).


    • #3
      I took Dlflucan for three and a half months while also taking Elavil w/o any issues. It was prescribed by my UROGYN who also helps treat the IC so she knew about the Elavil. I also use the same pharmacy for all of the rx's so he too knew what I was taking and reassured me it would be fine.

      By all means, if youre at all concerned ask your rx'ing pharmacist. S/he would know best if its OK for you to take in combination.

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      • #4
        I've taken difluan many times for yeast, with my other IC meds. I've taken with Savella, detrol, flomax, soma, urelle, gelnique. I can't use the yeast creams, they really irratate me, and cause the infection to come back since I'm so irratated by them. they have alot of chemicals in them.

        I can't take the generic of diflucan though. I can't figure out what the problem ingredient is, but I get a horrible urethra pinching from it. Bad the point where I can't sleep, my entire body is rigid from tensing up from the pain, and I cry until it wears off. I always ask for the brand name.

        the only side affect I've had from the diflucan is stomach upset, and loose stools. this hasn't happened every time I take it though.

        Hope it works for you!
        I just started a IC diet/low-oxalate diet blog!


        • #5
          You should try a probiotic! I take Femdophilus. It's specifically made to fight against yeast/bacterial vaginitis. There is a cheaper version of the identical formula made my swanson called Femflora. It's $6.99 plus $4.99 shipping! Great value! I also use the ultimate flora senior formula ( I'm only 35 but instead of taking 2 of the adult formula they said the senior is the identical ingredients just doubled so it's cheaper to buy the senior ).


          • #6
            Re: is diflucan okay

            OK not been on here for a very long time, huge family issues. Just saw someone said you cant take Diflucan long term WHY ? This is very important for me to know. Have imflamation of the vulva for years and years. Took 1 150g diflucan, instant reliefe from all IC symptoms, GP forgot to tell me to stop the Vesicare. Then told 50g Dizol ( which is Fluconozol ) for a month, but IC was so bad with out vesicare went to the URO. He said no issue with taking vesigare 10g and Dizol 50g. Was in this combination for 5 months, life was great such an improvement. THEN I woke up in August to find I had lost sight in one eye. Seems it was an Optic Nerve Stroke. Stopped the dizol and under the uro increased vesicare to 15g a day but the imflamation is again cronic, the vescare is barely holding the frequency and urgency, and no one can tell me if the stroke was caused by the dizol. Had mountains of tests and now on Rosvustatin for colesterol and low dose asprin to try to prevent a stroke to the other eye. Life is miserable again, burning is never ending, and constantly in the bathroom. Does anyone have more information on Fluconozol ? Doctors here are really little help.


            • #7
              Re: is diflucan okay

              Ok I have just been to see a cardiac specialist as they are still trying to work out what caused the optic nerve stroke. I spoke to him about Dizol (Fluconozol) with Vesicare and he said he sees no issues and is sure it did not cause the optic nerve stroke. SO I am going back on Vesicare 10g and Dizol 50g. I know IC is one of those things where something works for one person and not for others but this works for me, and maybe it might help someone else. Would be great if there are any doctors reading these threads who might want to look in the "why" does it work and formulate something to help others