So called Doc yesterday to let him know I think I might be getting a yeast infection (not sure never had one) and instead of checking me, he prescribed a round of Diflucan/Fluconazole. I don't like taking anything while pregnant and a few weeks ago I had a round of antibiotics for BV. Now he wants to put me on a round of Diflucan for a yeast infection that we don't even know for sure I have, what if it is the BV that never went away...ugh!
Anyhow, I have read very conflicting stories about this medicine and I wanted to know if any of you had taken it while pregnant!
I think it's a category C, so a risk vs benefit thing. I personally wouldn't take it, although I think problems have only been found with really really high doses (tonnes higher than you'd be taking). Maybe the cream/pessary option would be better if you're not comfortable with it?
I agree with KitKatBit - it's supposed to be problematic in pregnancy in high doses AND if you take it long term. So the dosage you would be taking would be ok but you can always opt for the cream /pessary combination - it's your personal preference in the end.
I just had this question a few weeks ago. Ended up calling the pharamcy. Apparently, the 'risk' (I was told) is that it might slow down weight in the mother, but does not hurt the baby. If you have problem gaining weight/keeping on weight, maybe you shouldn't take it. Again, this is just what the pharmacy told me, not a doctor!!
If you need it, you should take it, as yeast can cause an infection - preterm labor, etc.
But, I do believe you can use some over the counter product - that your doc. deems as safe.
Also, I've taken it about 3 times this pregnancy.
I work in pharmacy over here in the uk and diflucan (fluconazole) is a pretty new drug which normally would mean it would not be prescribed in pregnancy purely because there has not been enough information gathered on the drug and its effects in pregnancy. No drug trials can be carried out on women in pregnancy so the only information that is gathered is from women who do not realise they are pregnant and take these drugs, which is pretty few and far between.
Over here the clotrimazole cream/pessary would be a regularly prescribed treatment for thrush.
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