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Can Fam Physician. 2009 Mar;55(3):255-6.

Vaginal yeast infections during pregnancy.

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Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.

Abstract

QUESTION:

My pregnant patients often present with symptomatic vaginal yeast infections. Are the medications commonly used for the management of yeast infections safe to use during pregnancy?

ANSWER:

Existing data indicate that exposure to oral and topical antifungals, topical antiseptics, or corticosteroids during pregnancy is not associated with increased risk of major malformations. Topical azole antifungals are the recommended treatment during pregnancy for at least 7 days owing to increased efficacy. Topical corticosteroids can be used for symptomatic relief.

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19282531
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PMC2654841
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