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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is terconazole suppository safe for pregnancy? i am 22 weeks and had a yeast infection & was prescribe these by a gyn. could it harm my baby at all?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Should be safe: Terconazole is pregnancy class c due to poor data, but it does not appear to cause birth defects or other problems, even taken orally (systemically). The suppository is far safer because the drug is delivered only to your vaginal walls, and doesn't get systemically absorbed to an appreciable level. Terconazole suppositories are often prescribed to pregnant women with yeast infections.

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Last updated Aug 31, 2018

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