Warnings have been released regarding the popular prescription drug, fluconazole (or name brand Diflucan), available in pill and liquid form to patients prescribed it for yeast infections. A large study has been done in Denmark that has shown that the drug is quite possibly linked to miscarriages when used liberally during pregnancy. In fact, out of the women studied, it was found that there was an almost fifty percent increase in miscarriage in pregnancies in the first six months for users of fluconazole in a low dose amount. The risk increased substantially with increased doses over 150 milligrams. Researchers are concerned enough to warn medical professionals to be cautious in prescribing the drug to pregnant women, especially in earlier pregnancy. Hormonal changes cause frequent yeast infections in pregnant women, so it is very common for doctors to prescribe fluconazole for pregnant women and it is actually available in over-the-counter versions of creams and suppositories as well.
At Inserra & Kelley Law Offices we strive to keep you informed so that you and your loved ones can make the best choices for your health. If you or a loved one is pregnant, use caution and have informed conversations with your doctors about the prescription drug, fluconazole should it be recommended to you.