Fluconazole exposure during pregnancy

Yusuf Cem Kaplan, Gideon Koren, Pina Bozzo

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Question One of my patients has just learned that she is 8 weeks pregnant. She took a 150-mg dose of fluconazole 2 weeks ago for the treatment of vaginal candidiasis and she is worried about the effect on her child and pregnancy. Can I reassure her? Answer Short-term and low-dose fluconazole exposure, such as that indicated in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis, is not expected to increase the overall risk of major congenital malformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-686
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


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