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THE SAFETY OF FLUCONAZOLE DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING 

 

THIS MEDICATION MAY CAUSE HARM TO YOUR BABY:

Fluconazole should not be used during pregnancy unless your doctor determines that it is medically necessary. There are reports of fluconazole causing birth defects when it was taken in high doses (400 mg or more for multiple days) during the first trimester of pregnancy. Evidence for the effects of lower doses of fluconazole on pregnancy is conflicting. Some studies indicate that doses higher than 150 mg may still increase the risk of heart malformations and stillbirths while others do not. However, fluconazole can be an important treatment option in some hard to treat fungal infections so its benefits may outweigh the risks in some cases.  Fluconazole is safe to use while breastfeeding.

 


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