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Is it safe to take Diflucan during pregnancy?

Fluconazole (Diflucan) at a single low dose is pregnancy class C, which means risk to the developing baby cannot be ruled out.
 

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Fluconazole (Diflucan) at a single low dose is pregnancy class C, which means risk to the developing baby cannot be ruled out.

In studies on animals and people, when pregnant mothers took fluconazole in high doses (400 mg/day) for weeks or months, birth defects in the newborn children and animals were sometimes seen. At these doses, fluconazole is considered pregnancy class D – meaning it should absolutely not be taken by a mom-to-be.

Fluconazole is most often taken in a single smaller dose (150 mg once) as treatment for a vaginal yeast infection. There does not seem to be a significant risk to the developing baby from such a low dose of fluconazole. Talking with your OB/GYN doctor is the best way to decide if fluconazole is safe for you and your baby.

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