Diflucan® (fluconazole) has been associated with birth defects in babies whose mothers take a high dose of the medication for most or all of the first trimester of pregnancy. In August the FDA announced that the pregnancy category of 400-800 mg/day dose of Diflucan® would be changed from C to D, which means there is evidence that the medication could endanger the developing fetus, but that it could still be prescribed to women in certain situations.
According to the FDA, the following birth defects have been associated with Diflucan®, “brachycephaly, abnormal faces, abnormal calvarial development, cleft palate, femoral bowing, thin ribs and long bones, arthrogryposis, and congenital heart disease.”
Diflucan® is an antibiotic used to treat yeast infections of the vagina, throat, mouth, esophagus, bladder and other organs. It is also used for the prevention of infections in patients with compromised immune systems.
If your baby is born with one or more birth defects and you were prescribed Diflucan® during your pregnancy, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with one of our Diflucan® birth defect lawyers today.