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Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Depends on the med.: That is a complex question as there are many different antifungal medications. Most are 'category b' which are safe in pregnancy. However; some are not suggested for nursing mothers' and some are 'category c'; which are considered unsafe in pregnancy. Discussing the choice of medications with an obstetrician; or a primary care physician is advised. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Talk to OB: but lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are tested and approved in pregnant women. I would always make sure with your OB that you actually need to use a product before doing so. ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Already answered: lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are considered safe in pregnancy but i always recommend seeing your OB to make sure you actually need it. ...Read more

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Safe to use antifungal cream while pregnant?

Safe to use antifungal cream while pregnant?

Generally yes: But before responding definitively would need to know what cream you are using, how often and where and with what dosages. ...Read more

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Antifungal drugs safe in pregnancy?

Antifungal drugs safe in pregnancy?

I would not : Recommend taking or using any medication during pregnancy that is absolutely not necessary. If a fungal infection is present and causing an issue or endangering the baby then if played by your obygyn i would use it....Otherwise would not. ...Read more

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Is antifungal cream safe in pregnancy?

Is antifungal cream safe in pregnancy?

YES: They are ok to use and usually fix the problem if you are itching a lot in the vagina. If it doesn't work you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use clotrimizole (antifungal cream) in the vagina in first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to use clotrimizole (antifungal cream) in the vagina in first trimester of pregnancy?

Not recommended: Clotrimazole vaginal and topical preparations are fda pregnancy risk category b.Vaginal use during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters in has not resulted in any adverse effects; use in the 1st trimester has not been adequately studied and is not recommended. In animal studies, there was no fetal harm following administration of intravaginal doses up to 100 mg/kg in pregnant rats. ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant. 8 weeks. Can she use some antifungal ointment with bethametasone and miconazole? In case she couldn't what do you suggest?

My wife is pregnant. 8 weeks. Can she use some antifungal ointment with bethametasone and miconazole? In case she couldn't what do you suggest?

Meds in pregnancy: Three issues here. 1. All medications to be used during pregnancy should be checked with ob/gyn. 2. There are antifungal topical prescription medications that are pregnancy category b, meaning it's ok to use during pregnancy if needed. 3. Combination steroid-antifungal creams don't work. Usually have strong steroid & weak antifungal and can make fungal infections worse. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more

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What oral antifungal to use against trichophyton rubrum when you intend to get pregnant soon?

What oral antifungal to use against trichophyton rubrum when you intend to get pregnant soon?

Terbinafine: Terbinafine has been found to be effective for treating fungal nail infections, is listed as Pregnancy Category B ("Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women") & considered to be reasonably safe. Do discuss with your obstetrician before starting. ...Read more

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