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How should you treat Candida vaginitis in patients on antibiotics?

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Title: How should you treat Candida vaginitis in patients on antibiotics?
Author: Xu, Jinping; Schwartz, Kendra; Hitchcock, Kristin
Keywords: antifungal
intravaginal therapy
pregnancy
vulvovaginitis
Date: 2007-08
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 56(8) 2007: 671-672.
Abstract: 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).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3624

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