Oral fluconazole during pregnancy rarely puts babies at risk of birth defects

Taking oral fluconazole during the first trimester of pregnancy was not associated with a greater overall risk of birth defects, according to a Danish study in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, researchers noted that babies whose mothers took the antifungal drug during the first trimester were about three times more likely to have tetralogy of Fallot than babies who were not exposed to the medication.

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