One of my freind consulted hsi skin doctor for hair dandruff issue at head and the fungal irritation. Doctor gave fluconazole tablets, scalpe shampoo, and two oilments for skin to apply at monring and night. Is this fluconazole is common for both the disease or only for fungal problem??? If this fluconazole is for fungal problems only, what about feeding ladies to take this tablet??? whether it will affect the child health?
24 Jan 2012
Fluconazole passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer suggests that breastfeeding women should take this medication with caution. However, other sources suggest that Fluconazole might be an acceptable choice during breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your doc before taking this drug.
The manufacturer discourages the use of Fluconazole while breastfeeding because the medication passes through breast milk in large amounts. However, it is important to understand that this medicine is used in infants directly and has been shown to be safe, even in newborns. In general, the American Academy of Pediatrics considers the drug compatible with breastfeeding.
For especially resistant thrush infections, Fluconazole is sometimes prescribed to both a breastfeeding mother and an infant. Even though the medicine passes through breast milk in large amounts, the amount in breast milk is not enough by itself to treat thrush in the infant. The infant must also be treated directly.
However, for more info you should talk with your doc who prescribed the med.
Take care, best wishes!
- Fluconazole Information for Consumers
- Fluconazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluconazole (detailed)
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