Fluconazole use during breastfeeding.

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Fluconazole use during breastfeeding.

Can Fam Physician. 2015 Oct;61(10):875-6

Authors: Kaplan YC, Koren G, Ito S, Bozzo P

QUESTION: I have a patient with persistent breast and nipple thrush. Other therapies have failed, so I have decided to treat her with a loading dose of 400 mg of oral fluconazole followed by 100 mg twice daily for at least 2 weeks. Is there any need for her to interrupt breastfeeding during this treatment?
ANSWER: Available data regarding fluconazole use during breastfeeding are reassuring. Fluconazole is also used in the treatment of fungal diseases in infants and has a good safety profile. Therefore, there is no need to interrupt breastfeeding when a mother is treated with fluconazole.

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