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Concern over suppository use for candida during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 17 weeks pregnant and a swab confirmed i have candida. My doctor prescribed Lomexin 600 mg, 1 ovule. O the leaflet it says not reccomended during pregnancy. Is it safe to take this suppository?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am DR XXXhere
User :   Hello Dr. XXX
Doctor :   give me a one min please
User :   ok
Doctor :   whats the duration he has told you to take
User :   only one suppositiry
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well yes you can take it
Doctor :   his medicine should be used with caution during pregnancy, and only if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than any possible risk to the foetus.
Doctor :   this
Doctor :   so you can take as you are only 17 weeks pregnant
User :   what effects will it have on the fetus?
Doctor :   its rare at your stage of pregnancy
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   its not recomended at future dater like 3 trimester
User :   why is that?
Doctor :   it can interfere with the growth of the fetus
User :   will 1 suppository be sufficient?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You're gynecologist wouldn't have prescribed it if it wasn't necessary especially as he's dealing with your pregnancy.
User :   is candida common in pregnancy?
Doctor :   yes it is very common fungal infection
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   28
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok thank u dr
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
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