Fluconazole liver damage

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Avatar m tn My question is this - my doctor's nurse just told me that they didn't want to prescribe me any additional Rx for this because it can damage the liver. I have been taking ketoconazole for about 1.5 months (just stopped taking it) and am now taking 100mg fluconazole and 250mg lamisil pills at the same time once per day. Is it true that this can damage my liver? Should I be concerned at this point? I've checked the whites of my eyes and there is no yellowing what-so-ever.
Avatar m tn even with treatment Have I possibly done damage to my liver, kidneys or other organs? Is Terry's nails something to worry about? Thanks!
476246 tn?1418874514 Visible rash still only on left back of neck. Am still on weekly fluconazole. I'm gonna be the happiest woman today, as my man is coming home. He'll be home for 9 days. I feel blessed!
Avatar n tn being treated for fingernail fungus and taking fluconazole tabs and using same in ointment and skin is much worse,redder, doctor stopped use of tablets waiting for blood work for liver possible liver damage. Now using Vicks Vapor Rub and it is helping. Will it get rid of the fungus ? After only 4 days it is so much better but I do not know if results are temporary. I have had this very painful condition for7 months.
Avatar f tn My ALT was 35 (top of the range). I know a little bit about this testing and having an elevated reading could be liver damage. I am wondering what medications could possilbe effect this test, if any. I am also wondering if I should be very concerned with my results. Can anyone offer any advise?
Avatar n tn i to have the same thing ive had it for years and is agervating itchy painful and scaly and i hate it my doctor has me on fluconazole 200mg i take 1 every two days and wash my hair with Nizoral you can get it at wallmart its for stuff like scalpringworm.ive bin taking the pills for about a little over two months and shampoo for two weeks and my ringworm is almost gone no more flakes eather.if you get the shampoo please get up with me so i can tell you proper way to use for your condition.
Avatar m tn I would not think there is a clash with having Lyme and taking and an '-azole' medication, but your Lyme doc *and* the doc who prescribed the -azole meds should both be aware that you are on it just so everybody's on the same page. I seem to recall it should not be taken indefinitely, due to possible damage to the [liver?], but don't stop taking it without your doc's approval -- he's got you on it for a reason, and it should be given a chance to work. Hang in there!
1084115 tn?1385232189 Tetracycline, Isoniazid and Rifampin have prolonged half life in patients with liver cirrhosis. Metronidazole ketocanozole, miconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole, and nitrofurantoin pyrazinamide should be used with caution. Beta-lactum antibiotics can cause leucopenia, while amino glycosides can increase susceptibility to renal failure. Vancomycin can cause increased toxicity in patients with liver failure.
Avatar m tn In general, it has seemed that I have been having difficulty healing.. and i'm not sure why my nails would turn white. Have I possibly done damage to my liver kidneys or other organs? Thanks!
Avatar f tn The advise given to me by the dermatologist is to have a blood test taken to check liver function before and after the course of antifungal medicines. Long term use is not advisable because of danger of liver damage. People with a low immunity are sometimes prescribed these on a low dosage for long term use. SassyLassie, have you ever had a glucose test to see if you have an intolerance to glucose or have insulin resistance?
Avatar m tn A month ago I started having sore tongue and mouth and my Doc prescribed Mycelex Troche tablets. I took them for a week and most of the symptoms seemed to disappear. Unfortunately, last week they came back. I went to a Dermatologist; they took culture from the back of my tongue and confirmed some yeast infection. They prescribed Diflucan (Fluconazole) 100mg daily (2 tablets first day). But they advised me to talk with my Hep Doctor before starting the anti-fungal Tx.
483814 tn?1214315080 While Marcia’s doctor apparently approved fluconazole for her particular use, I’d still tread with caution regarding any of the ‘****azole’ antifungal medications; they can cause elevated liver enzymes and occasionally liver damage— Bill
Avatar f tn I have taken them before also as well as diflucan and was worried about liver damage. She did say the antibiotics I was on for the bacteria was some really powerful stuff and that it may be causing this heavy yeast growth but she was surprised that it keeps coming back even after the creams I used. I didn't think yeast was anything serious which was why I didn't ask the doctor at the time.
Avatar m tn You do need to be careful with these as they can damage your liver and kidney, so only use a long term course by direction of your doctor. The other thing that you can do that I did not mention before is to only use non biological washing detergents. You have not been applying the antifungal cream on for long enough.
Avatar f tn You get the idea, your enzymes are not normal. This means you have ongoing liver damage. It however does not tell you the amount of damage your liver has sustained. Many here are doing a wait and watch approach with little to no liver damage. Some are even waiting with stage 3. This is OK, however to you must be diligent on the 'watch' part, And you totally dropped the ball here. Or is the real reason, you are scared to death, of finding out your true state of health ?
3230925 tn?1397619565 Platelets do vary anyway. It was my understanding that the platelet drop can be relative to the liver damage i.e. if you start low, it's going to take more of a tumble - I was really nervous about it. Mine were in 190/170 range prior, but years ago, during my first tx, they dropped from 220's to 170 - with no liver damage, and I felt sure, with the more severe damage, I was borderline.
Avatar f tn I have now taken Diflucan (fluconazole) for extended periods of time, but it has risks of liver damage. The medical profession has viewed antibiotics as low-risk tools for a half century now, but it's not like that for everyone. Some of us may be more sensitive to the effects of massive antibiotics, and in addition I was taking (at the LLMD's insistence) a yeast-based probiotic called Florastor, which I am now told not to take again.
Avatar f tn As far as the fluconazole, know that long term use can cause liver damage. Even short term use can be hard on the liver. If you have elevated enzymes, you really can't take it. Supplements are much easier on the body. I tried several and Yeast Cleanse worked the best for me. But I take the max dose every day. If I drop the dose or stop, I notice an increase in yeast within 2-3 days.
Avatar f tn AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) are sensitive indicators of liver damage or injury from different types of disease. But it must be emphasized that higher-than-normal levels of these liver enzymes should not be automatically equated with liver disease. They may mean liver problems or they may not. For example, elevations of these enzymes can occur with muscle damage.
1391959 tn?1280443462 Often symptoms can be quite irritating and will not go without treatment. Thrush does not damage the vagina, and it does not spread to damage the uterus (womb). If you are pregnant it will not harm your baby.. .Who gets vaginal thrush? More than half of all women have at least one bout of thrush in their life. In most cases it develops 'out of the blue' for no apparent reason. However, certain factors can make thrush more likely to develop.
Avatar m tn You will also have to really edit this, as there is a limit on how long your post can be. You could be doing some severe damage to your liver with your meds - fluconazole, even at low doses, can cause liver injury, as can nystantin. Hepatic injury can cause symptoms like you are describing. I am not saying something isn't wrong with you. I don't know what it is - nor will any doctor without some testing. Your doctor can do a culture of the area and find out if there is yeast present.
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Avatar m tn I do not know if my ankylosing spondylities symptoms were really a result of developing an allergy to ibuprofen, or a side effect of liver damage, or a result of Candida getting into my blood stream from my gut due to gut damage from the ibuprofen. I have had no immunologic or allergy testing.
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Avatar m tn Make an appointment with your doctor and get the right medication with the right dosages for you. Taking too many antifungal mediations can cause damage to kidney and liver function and your doctor may take a blood test to check your kidney and liver function first and then again after the course of antifungal capsules is finished if he does feel that you need a long term course of these. Most importantly you need to get rid of those parasites and the H.Pylori.
Avatar f tn I was fortunate the level was not that high. It was an easy cure and I'am fine, (no damage to me or my new liver), but I wanted to warn everyone about this. My doctor told me there are many foods that are being tested to see what there reaction is when Prograf is used by a transplant recipient. The new foods being tested are all citrus fruits. Pomegranate and apricots are now being studied to see if they have the same effect as grapefruit juice, (increasing Prograf levels).
Avatar f tn NP said it was a sinus infection, but sinus meds made it worse. GP said it was fungus, but Fluconazole just made my hair fall out and my lips peel off daily. Saliva test for candida was negative. ENT prescribed Nystatin oral, which caused rashes everywhere and did not help anything. IM doctor said I was "more toxic than most people" and tried to sell me supplements including zeolite and colloidal silver. I've tried Itraconazole and lots of OTC herbs.
Avatar f tn My LLMD was amazed when my blood test came back very positive, but then he jumped on it and treated with Diflucan, which gets into the blood stream and not just on the surface of the digestive tract, and he used high doses for a longer than standard time, tho there is risk of liver damage from that.