With any type of treatment of candidiasis it must be emphasized that the worst thing a patient can do is to stop the treatment before therapy is completed, no matter what medication is given.
A common problem experienced many times is that patients try to 'play doctor' with their treatment and after a couple of months of therapy, they begin to feel so much better that they think they are well and stop the treatment. It's impossible to get this fungus overgrowth under control until at least four months of therapy, and when patients discontinue the treatment, the remaining fungus that have not been destroyed will simply grow back and very often will build up a resistance to the medication.
Patients who fall into this trap are always regretful so physicians
should insist on emphasizing to the patient that they should never stop
the treatment on their own without consultation.