Diflucan® (fluconazole) Birth Defects
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), women who take high doses of Diflucan® (fluconazole) during their pregnancies have an increased risk of giving birth to babies with various types of birth defects, including congenital heart disease, abnormal face defects and bowing of the thigh bones.
The agency said it based its information on data collected from published case reports of birth defects in infants whose mothers used 400-800 mg/day during most or all of their pregnancies. The FDA issued a safety communication to notify patients and health care providers about the possible risk of birth defects on Aug. 3, 2011.
In the alert, the agency said the pregnancy category would be changed from C to D to reflect the information. Pregnancy category D means that although there is evidence of birth defects associated with the medication, some pregnant women may still be given the medication in certain situations where the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks. The FDA said the category change would not affect a single dose (150 mg).
Types of Birth Defects Linked to Diflucan®
The following are some of the congenital abnormalities that have been reported by women who used the medication while pregnant:
- Thin Ribs and Long Bones
- Bowing of the Thigh Bones
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Joint Deformities
- Muscle Weakness
- Abnormal Face Defects
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
To learn about a specific defect, select one of the above links. To speak with an attorney directly about one of these birth defects, please contact us today.
Was Your Baby Born with a Birth Defect?
If you were prescribed Diflucan® during your pregnancy and your baby was born with a congenital defect, you should consult with a birth defect lawyer to find out if you qualify for financial compensation. Although money cannot reverse the damage that has been done, it can help you provide your child with the highest quality of life possible.
To find out if you and your baby qualify to file a claim, please contact us today. Our Diflucan® birth defect lawyers provide free case reviews and don't charge for services unless they win.
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