A study suggests that Diflucan side effects may lead to an increased risk of women suffering a miscarriage during pregnancy. Diflucan, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1990, is used to prevent and treat a variety of fungal and yeast infections. The study comes after a 2011 drug safety communication from the FDA, warning that taking high doses of Diflucan during pregnancy may be associated with birth defects in babies, bad drug attorneys note.
If you or a loved one took Diflucan during pregnancy and suffered a miscarriage or delivered a child with birth defects or other complications, contact Attorney Group today to discuss your options in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We can answer your questions, and if you decide to pursue a claim for compensation, we can connect you with an affiliated Diflucan lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
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Doctors Urged To Be Cautious When Prescribing Diflucan To Pregnant Women
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in January 2016, was carried out in Denmark from 1997 to 2013. The study looked at data on over 1.4 million pregnancies during this period and found that women who used Diflucan during the first six months of pregnancy were almost 50 percent more likely than nonusers of the drug to have a miscarriage. Women at increased risk included those on a low 150-milligram dose but women on higher doses faced even greater miscarriage risks.
According to the Associated Press, although fewer than 10 percent of each group of women tested had miscarriages, the researchers suggested that the use of Diflucan during pregnancy was associated with a significant increased risk of miscarriage compared to the risk among women who were not exposed to the drug during their pregnancy. They added that further investigation and study will be necessary to get a complete understanding of how Diflucan side effects may impact the well-being of pregnant women and their children. The researchers concluded by urging doctors to be cautious when prescribing Diflucan to women in early pregnancy, the website reported.
Affected Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
If you or a loved one suffered a miscarriage while taking Diflucan, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a baby dies from complications linked to Diflucan, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Affected families are encouraged to speak with a Diflucan lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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