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no link found between oral antifungal drug and stillbirth

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no link found between oral antifungal drug and stillbirth

new research from a swedish and norwegian team of researchers led from karolinska institutet does not support a suggested link between treatment with the oral antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy and an increased risk of stillbirth. the study is published in the prestigious medical journal jama.vaginal candidiasis is common in pregnancy. intravaginal formulations of topical antifungal drugs are first-line treatment for the infection, but oral antifungal drugs - typically fluconazole - are used in cases with severe symptoms, recurrent candidiasis episodes, or when topical treatment has failed. although use of oral fluconazole during pregnancy is generally discouraged, between 0.5 and 4 per cent of pregnant women use this drug anyway;...