I'm almost 30 weeks pregnant right now and my dr prescribed this to me. I got a one-time dose of 150mg. I did have a long conversation with my pharmacist about its usage and safety during pregnancy and it made me feel better to find out the only bad outcomes recorded were long-term usage (and early in the pregnancy).
I have not personally taken this during pregnancy but I wish I could have. I had a lot of trouble with Candida (yeast) infection when I was pregnant and both of my babies had thrush (which is also a yeast infection picked up from their exposure during delivery) which caused them to have white coated, painful tongues that made nursing difficult and they had bad monolial (yeast) diaper rash that was quite painful so it is good to get this cleared up before you deliver so your infant doesnt have to suffer like my boys did. Fluconazole is a Pregnancy category C but most studies show that one, one time dose hasnt showed any increase in any detrimental effects to the baby. As your pharmacist has said, the bad outcomes were in women on longer term higher dose treatments. It is not an easy decision to take a medication while pregnant and the fact that you are disturbed by the notion of exposing your baby to a chemical shows that you are a good conscientious mother. Medications are best avoided during pregnancy but sometimes they are needed. One dose shouldnt be a problem and if your baby avoids picking up thrush in the birth canal, it is a good thing!
Fluconazole is a Pregnancy category C but most studies show that one, one time dose hasnt showed any increase in any detrimental effects to the baby. As your pharmacist has said, the bad outcomes were in women on longer term higher dose treatments.
- Fluconazole Information for Consumers
- Fluconazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluconazole (detailed)
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