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Does pregnancy affect vaginal fungal infection treatment?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Being pregnant may affect your treatment for a vaginal fungal infection. You may be advised not to take orally ingested tablets—fluconazole (Diflucan), for example, has been indicated as causing an increased chance of first trimester pregnancy loss. A cream or suppository may be recommended instead. If you are pregnant and your doctor approves of your use of a vaginal cream or suppository, insert the applicator gently and do not force the applicator. Contact your doctor if you feel any resistance when using the applicator.

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