Fluconazole use during breastfeeding

Yusuf Cem Kaplan, Gideon Koren, Shinya Ito, Pina Bozzo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-876
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice


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