The drug fluconazole, which is used to fight yeast infections, has been possibly linked to miscarriage if used during early pregnancy. In this study, women who used fluconazole during the first few months of pregnancy were 50% more likely to have a miscarriage than women who did not use it. At first, it seemed that only higher doses of this drug could potentially cause miscarriage, but now there is some proof that lower doses of it can as well.
This is significant because women that are pregnant are more prone to get yeast infections due to all of the big hormonal changes that are occurring in their bodies. Even though there needs to be more studies done on fluconazole, doctors are being warned on prescribing this particular medication to women during early pregnancy.
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