Yeast infections and miscarriage

Last April 26, in health news, the doctors said that pregnant women must be careful whenever they take prescription medicines for fungal infections such as fluconazole. The doctors also warn their fellow doctors about prescribing antifungal medicines such as fluconazole for pregnant women. This is because it might boost the probability of miscarriage according, to the USFDA warning. Fluconazole like Diflucan is being used to for the treatment of yeast infections. The pregnant women or those who are expecting to have a child must discuss this matter with their doctors and if there are better alternative treatment for their conditions. This is in accordance with the statement given by the FDA.

The FDA also said that they are still in the process of checking the outcomes of the new study in The Netherlands about the association of fluconazole as well as miscarriage; it comes with the data that will be released in the final conclusions as well as endorsements whenever the review is finished. Presently, labeling the information bids that a particular 150mg dose of fluconazole for the oral intake in the treatment of vaginal yeast infection, which is safer to take during pregnancy. On the other hand, the FDA has noted down that in some rare instances, the higher doses may be taken while they are pregnant may be around 400 mg. to around 800 mg. daily. It has not yet been associated with abnormalities among babies after delivery.

About the antifungal medicine for pregnant women

During the study conducted in The Netherlands, most of the people who used fluconazole are only given 2 doses daily at 150 mg. it is until the FDA’s study is completed and is more comprehensive regarding the study and other available data, the FDA recommends that the cautious prescribing the oral fluconazole during pregnancy, the agency has just indicated in the news release. The agency has just noted that the US CDC suggests that this is the only ointment that is meant for pregnant women with the said condition even for a much longer period of time than the typical if the infections went on or come back.

While the study has shown that the pregnant women prescribed with fluconazole had a higher probability to suffer from miscarriage, when compared to women who used creams and not an oral antifungal medicine. It didn’t prove, however, that the pill brought miscarriages, according to the authors. However, those who are still trying to conceive or those who are pregnant must prevent fluconazole; this is in accordance with a doctor in a hospital in NYC when the study results came out straight from The Netherlands. For them, it is much better to use a topical cream for the disease than an oral medicine. Fluconazole is the only drug that can be used for the treatment of yeast infections among pregnant women.