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Conventional Candida Treatments

Various Medications Prescribed for Yeast Infection


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Conventional Candida TreatmentsThe following drugs are used in the treatment of various types of yeast infections.  They often can cause side effects that are not wanted.  The use of yogurt for yeast infections does not cause the side effects that you will read about on this page.  If you are looking for an all natural, safe cure for yeast infection then consider perusing Sarah Summer’s website. Sarah Summer’s treatments can be done safely from the comfort of your home and are backed by an 8 week money back guarantee.  If you have any questions for Summer after reading through her website you can contact her website via the email address provided at the bottom of her website.

Nystatin

Nystatin is a polyene antifungal drug that several molds and yeast infections are susceptible to.  Nystatin can be taken as a oral medication or used topically on the body.  Nystatin can be used to treat various fungal infections of the skin, vagina, mouth, and fungal infections in the intestines.

If you have a vaginal yeast infection you can use vaginal nystatin tablets directly in the vagina to cure a vaginal yeast infection.  Nystatin vaginal tablets and creams are typically utilized one to two times each day if you have a vaginal yeast infection.  Women who are not pregnant use nystatin vaginal tablets for two weeks.  Women who are pregnant use nystatin vaginal tablets 3 to 6 weeks before delivery.  Make sure you continue to use the nystatin tablets and cream even if your symptoms lessen after a few days.

There are side effects of using nystatin, some potential side effects of using nystatin include the following side effects:

  • itching
  • irritation
  • burning
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • skin rash
  • (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000767)


 

Nizoral (Ketoconazole)

Ketoconazole is a synthetic drug that can be used to kill and prevent fungal infections.  Ketoconazole is also used in dandruff fighting shampoos, topical cream, and oral tablet.  Ketoconazole is used either as a topical treatment to kill fungal infections of the skin such as

athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), various forms of ringworm, and yeast infections of the skin (cutaneous Candidiasis).  Ketoconazole can also be taken orally and works by killing yeast and stopping the growth of yeast.

Some potential side effects of using ketoconazole include the following side effects:

  • stomach pain
  • depression
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000780/)


 

Diflucan (Fluconazole)

Fluconazole, as you may know, is a drug that is used to treat fungal infections of the vagina, mouth, esophagus, throat, lungs, blood, and other organs.  Fluconazole can also be used to prevent a yeast infection and can be prescribed to individuals who are at a greater risk for becoming inundated with a yeast infection.  

Some side effects of taking fluconazole include the following side effects:

  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • lack of energy
  • loss of appetite
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • flu-like symptoms
  • dark urine
  • pale stools
  • seizures
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000890)



 

Sporanox (itraconazole)

Itraconazole fights yeast much like other azole antifungal drugs, it inhibits the fungal cytochrome P450 oxidase-mediated synthesis of ergosterol. Itraconazole can cause congestive heart failure and is therefore perhaps not the most prudent way to treat a fungal infection.  


Itraconazole capsules are utilized to cure fungal infections that begin in the lungs and that can spread to different parts of the body.  An oral solution of itraconazole is utilized to cure mouth yeast infections and throat yeast infections.  Itraconazole helps to allay a yeast infection by slowing the growth of the fungi which are responsible for the infection.

There are side effects that can occur when taking itraconazole, some side effects of itraconazole include the following side effects:

  • dark urine
  • pale stools
  • tingling or numbness of the hands or feet
  • fever, chills, or other signs of infection
  • frequent or painful urination
  • shaking hands that you cannot control
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000916/)

Miconazole (Monistat)

Miconazole is primarily used externally in the treatment of athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.  Internal use of miconazole is used for oral and vaginal yeast infections.  Additionally, an oral gel containing miconazole can be used for angular cheilitis.

Miconazole comes in several different formats, which include a cream, lotion, powder, spray powder, and spray liquid.  Miconazole is also used as a cream and suppository that is placed directly into the vagina.

Miconazole might cause certain side effects.  The following side effects can occur through the use of Miconazole:

  • increased burning, itching, or irritation of the skin or vagina
  • stomach pain
  • fever
  • foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • (Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000152/)

Tioconazole

Tioconazole is an antifungal drug that is used to treat fungal and yeast infections.  Tioconazole ointments can be used to treat vaginal yeast infections.  Topical uses of tioconazole are used to treat jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot, and sun fungus.

Clotrimazole

Clotrimazole also goes by the brand names Canesten and Lotrimin.  Clotrimazole is an antifungal drug that is used to kill fungal infections.  Clotrimazole is used to treat vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm.

Clotrimazole can cause various side effects when using this drug.  The following side effects can be caused by using the drug clotrimazole:

  • itching
  • burning
  • irritation
  • redness
  • swelling
  • stomach pain
  • fever
  • foul-smelling discharge if using the vaginal product
  • (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000765/)

Terconazole

Terconazole is used in the treatment of yeast infections of the vagina.  Terconazole can be prescribed for other uses; you can talk with your doctor for more information regarding the other uses of terconazole.

Some side effects can occur when you are taking terconazole.  The following side effects are associated with taking terconazole:

  • headache
  • missed menstrual periods
  • burning in vagina when cream or suppository is inserted
  • irritation in vagina when cream or suppository is inserted
  • stomach pain
  • fever
  • foul-smelling vaginal discharge

SOURCES:

  • http://www.drugs.com/condition/vaginal-candidiasis.html types of vaginal candida drugs

Nystatin


 

Fluconazole

Ketoconazole

Itraconazole

Miconazole

Tioconazole

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tioconazole

Clotrimazole

Terconazole

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