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FDA Medwatch Alert: Fluconazole (Diflucan): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Evaluating Study Examining Use of Oral Fluconazole (Diflucan) in Pregnancy

Posted 27 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is evaluating the results of a Danish study that concludes there is a possible increased risk of miscarriage with the use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) for yeast infections. FDA is also reviewing additional data and will communicate final conclusions and recommendations when the review is complete. The current FDA drug label states that data available from studies in people do not suggest an increased risk of problems during pregnancy or abnormalities in developing babies when women are exposed to a single 150 mg dose of oral fluconazole to treat vaginal yeast infections. However, high doses of oral fluconazole (400-800 mg/day) taken by pregnant women for much longer than a single dose have resulted in reports of abnormalities at birth. In the Danish study, most of the oral fluconazole use appeared to be one or two doses of 150 mg. BACKGROUND: Oral fluconazole is used to ... Read more

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Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk

Posted 5 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 – A well-known antifungal drug used for vaginal yeast infections may be linked to a slightly increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study of more than 1.4 million Danish pregnancies. Of the more than 3,300 women who took oral fluconazole (Diflucan) in the 7th through 22nd week of pregnancy, 147 had a miscarriage, compared with 563 miscarriages among the more than 13,000 women who did not take the drug, the researchers found. "From our study, we can only see that women who have been treated with oral fluconazole more often experience miscarriages than untreated women and women who used a topical [vaginal] antifungal," said lead researcher Ditte Molgaard-Nielsen, an epidemiologist at the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen. However, the study cannot prove that fluconazole causes miscarriages, she added. "Our findings cannot precisely show whether ... Read more

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Pumpkin May Fight Yeast Infections

Posted 1 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 30 – As you carve your Halloween jack-o-lantern, consider this new finding: That pumpkin holds potential as a treatment for yeast infections in adults and babies. Korean researchers, reporting online recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, examined whether proteins extracted from pumpkin rinds might stop yeast-infection fungus from growing. Pumpkins have long been used as folk medicine in some regions of the world, and researchers have suggested they might have antibiotic powers. In the laboratory, one of the proteins stopped the growth of a fungus called Candida albicans that causes vaginal yeast infections, diaper rash and other conditions. No side effects were evident. The researchers report that the protein found in pumpkins could hold promise as a treatment for people and also help fight fungus that attacks crops. More information Learn more about ... Read more

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Gene Variants Behind Vulnerability to Yeast Infections

Posted 1 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28 – Scientists have identified two genetic mutations that help account for the presence of recurring yeast infections in certain women. Although the researchers focused their work on small and very specific populations with extreme conditions, the findings provide new insights into one of the most common and annoying maladies to afflict women. "This discovery is important as a starting point for further work," said Dr. Bart Jan Kullberg, co-author of one of two papers appearing in the Oct. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "It is the first proof in the area of fungal infections that subtle genetic differences exist that explain why some [apparently healthy] persons do get certain ailments, and even suffer from recurrent episodes, whereas others never acquire these infections," said Kullberg, a professor of medicine at Radboud University in Nijmegan, the ... Read more

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