Post # 1
I had a pap last week, and it turns out I have a yeast infection. The doctor prescribed “Fluconazole, 150mg”. It’s just one, oral tablet.
Is this safe to take when TTC? Should I wait to take it until I’m out of the TWW?
Post # 3
Ah! We just went over this in nursing school.
Fluconazole is usually containdicated in early pregnancy (this is for chronic use and high doses), to be sure you should really call your primary medical provider and discuss taking this drug while TTC if you don’t want to wait until the yeast infection clears.
Post # 4
I told the doctor I was TTC when I had my pap. She called today to tell me I had the infection and she still prescribed it, although I didn’t ask her if it was safe on the phone today. Should I assume its safe because she gave it to me anyway, or should I wait to talk to her tomorrow?
Post # 5
I’m a Pharmacist–I got this right from a reputible Drug Information resource that we often use in practice called Lexicomp:
“When used in high doses, fluconazole is teratogenic in animal studies. Following exposure during the first trimester, case reports have noted similar malformations in humans when used in higher doses (400 mg/day) over extended periods of time. Use of lower doses (150 mg as a single dose) does not suggest an increase risk to the fetus.”
Hope this helps.
Post # 6
She might have forgotten you are TTC since she had to wait for test results to prescribe it to you. SHe probably sees tons of people, so the TTC part might not have stuck in her mind! I’d call to make sure.
Post # 7
Thank you all- although I feel she would have rememberd, I’ll take the pill to work tomorrow and call to make sure. If she says it’s ok, I’ll just pop that sucker in!
Post # 8
Also… it’s dangerous to let a yeast infection go untreated, pregnancy or no pregnancy. I had an asymptomatic one that spread to my uterus and got my girl parts so worked up that my body was basically destroying the endometrium. They didn’t see that till they did an ultrasound to check on some other stuff. It turns out my endometrial lining was WAY thinner than was healthy. It would have been terrible to let that situation go untreated in a pregnancy and extremely unhealthy for a baby trying to grow.
It’s a very personal decision about what to put in your body when you are or think you might be pregnant, but when something affects the environment for a baby as much as a yeast infection, it’s VERY important to keep it healthy.
Best of luck! 150mg of fluconazole cleared my issue right up, and I’m on prenatal vitamins to rebuild the ol’ endometrium so everything is in good shape when we do TTC.