How should you treat Candida vaginitis in patients on antibiotics?
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Oral and intravaginal antifungals for the treatment of uncomplicated vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) have similar effectiveness (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, systematic review). However, no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have addressed treatment options for patients taking antibiotics. Oral antifungals are contra-indicated in pregnancy. While shorter courses of intravaginal therapy can be used by nonpregnant women, 7-day treatment may be necessary during pregnancy (SOR: A, systematic review). Products containing Lactobacillus species do not prevent postantibiotic vulvovaginitis (SOR: A, systematic review and RCT).
Journal of Family Practice, 56(8) 2007: 671-672.