Take Anti-fungal Drugs When You’re Pregnant?
, I want to ask. yesterday I was week after my period. I consulted the doctor because the genital area itchy and whitish a lot if I see the color is light yellow and pain during intercourse. Then the doctor was given a check for fungal medicine and a bacterial test was carried out. fluconazole 5 tablets and taken once a week (21,28,4,11,18). when the drug is not itchy, vaginal discharge. Gradually, but still vaginal discharge until now. Last time was medicine on the 11th, now on the 15th I have had a late menstruation with a long period (I had irregular menstruation sometimes 32 days, 38/39 days, the longest 42 days, last menstruation 38 days interval) from the estimated 38 day interval, my date is 12 menstruation. I continue today on the 15th I tried the pack test, it turns out the line is 2. I might get pregnant, then what about my fetus, who is already taking the mushroom medicine. when reading the article , young pregnant women are not allowed to take mushroom medicine because of the danger to the fetus.
Hello Nurwida, Thank you for the question.
Fluconazole is an antifungal drug used to treat vaginal yeast infections. This medicine may interfere with fetal development and cause birth defects in the fetus if taken in the first trimester of pregnancy. However, these negative effects on the fetus are associated with long-term administration of fluconazole at high doses (400-800 mg per day). This risk is not found in pregnant women who consume low doses of fluconazole or a single dose (150 mg).
If you are already taking this drug, steps you can take is to confirm your pregnancy first to an obstetrician and gynecologist. The doctor will do an ultrasound to confirm the results of your testpack. If you are proven to be pregnant, what you can do is to maintain the health of your pregnancy by consuming a balanced nutritious diet, taking pregnancy supplements recommended by your doctor, and having regular checkups according to the schedule recommended by your doctor to monitor the condition of your fetus. Avoid using drugs that are not according to doctor's recommendations.
In addition, please avoid using tights, use underwear that easily absorbs sweat, avoid using feminine cleansing soap, and keep the feminine area clean and dry.
Hope this information helps you.