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11wks pregnant. my obgyn prescribed me diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg for 7 days for chronic yeast infection. read online this is not safe. should i be worried?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Diflucan (fluconazole): I do use diflucan (fluconazole) in pregnancy though not usually daily. Diflucan (fluconazole) in doses over 400mg/day in the first trimester have been associated with birth defects. Since the issues with diflucan (fluconazole) are mostly 1st trimester I would suggest you ask your OB if it would be ok to take the diflucan (fluconazole) weekly until you're 14 weeks (second trimester start) and then if needed do the daily dose for one week.

Answered 9/30/2017

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Dr. Felicia Donald answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

No: Diflucan (fluconazole) is given all the time in pregnancy.

Answered 1/4/2015

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