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Is it safe to take fluconazole while breastfeeding?

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Chethan Sarabu
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

There does not seem to be adequate literature to assess the risk of Fluconazole exposure from breastmilk on infants so caution is advised.
However, Fluconazole is a drug given to neonates to treat candida. When measuring the amount of the drug excreted in breastmilk it has been found to be less than the prescribed neonatal dose so it is probably safe. Info can be found on drugs.Com/breastfeeding.

In brief: Probably

There does not seem to be adequate literature to assess the risk of Fluconazole exposure from breastmilk on infants so caution is advised.
However, Fluconazole is a drug given to neonates to treat candida. When measuring the amount of the drug excreted in breastmilk it has been found to be less than the prescribed neonatal dose so it is probably safe. Info can be found on drugs.Com/breastfeeding.
Chethan Sarabu
Chethan Sarabu
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Holly Barth
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most sources say Fluconazole is compatible with breast feeding.
As with all medications, there is a slight risk to the infant but this is minimal. There is no contraindication to taking Fluconazole while breast feeding. If you have any doubt double check with your childs' pediatrician.

In brief: Yes

Most sources say Fluconazole is compatible with breast feeding.
As with all medications, there is a slight risk to the infant but this is minimal. There is no contraindication to taking Fluconazole while breast feeding. If you have any doubt double check with your childs' pediatrician.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
Answer assisted by Holly Barth, Medical Student
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