Diflucan Linked to Serious Birth Defects
Diflucan® (also known as fluconazole) is a drug primarily used to treat and prevent fungal infections, such as yeast infections of the mouth, lungs, abdomen, and vagina. Diflucan is also used to treat a certain form of fungal meningitis. Diflucan comes in both tablet and liquid form and when prescribed, is usually taken once a day by mouth. Depending on the severity of symptoms, it may only need to be taken once or for up to weeks at a time.
Victims of Diflucan and their loved ones may be entitle to compensation. You could be eligible for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. For your free legal consultation on Diflucan birth injuries, simply fill out the online contact form or call (866) 232-5777.
Diflucan May Cause Brachycephaly
This condition is associated with a premature fusion of bones at the top of the skull, resulting in a flat appearance of the head. Children who suffer from this condition are at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome and serious head injuries.
Arthrogryposis Linked to Diflucan Use
Children with arthrogryposis have shortened joints in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and knees. Other conditions like muscle weakness and fibrosis also may be present. Treatment for this condition often involves multiple surgeries and physical therapy. If you took Diflucan and suspect your injuries are from its use, contact a drug injury lawyer today.
The FDA’s Warning on Diflucan Dangers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that mothers who take a high dose of Diflucan (between 400-800 mg/day) during the first trimester of pregnancy are at risk of having a child born with serious birth defects. Accordingly, the FDA changed the pregnancy category from “C” to “D” for mothers who take the drug for any condition other than a vaginal yeast infection.
For your free legal consultation on Diflucan birth injuries, fill out the online contact form or call (866) 232-5777.
Diflucan’s FDA Classification and Birth Injuries
The FDA classifies drugs from A to D (with another X category, which indicates the drug should never be taken while pregnant). The D classification (and subsequent warning) is as follows:
“There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk (e.g., if the drug is needed in a life-threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective).”
Get The Legal Help You Deserve on Diflucan Injuries
If you or someone you care about took Diflucan while pregnant and had a child born with a serious birth defect, our law firm would like to speak with you immediately. We may be able to help you win compensation for your infant’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and future expenses. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you and your family.