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    I was prescribed fluconazole 800 mg daily for a serious fungal infection that will not go away despite normal treatment. I am breastfeeding a 16 month old baby. Is it okay to still breastfeed on this high doseage?

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    Ericcaahh,

    We do not recommend high doses of fluconazole especially for long term use as it can be hepatotoxic. The amount that transfers into breast milk si 16-21% of your dose, and it has a long half-life of 30 hours.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center
    806-352-2519

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      Thank you for your reply. Can someone call me please, I can't get through when I call the hotline. It just rings indefinitely. I have further questions.
      760-902-4397

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      • #4
        I was nursing her on 300mg fluconazole for about 10 days before my doctor stopped the medication due to me not responding to the treatment. This was about a month ago. Is that a long enough time/dose for me to be concerned about her and take her to the Doctor? She has no symptoms of anything wrong.

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        • #5
          Ericcaahh,

          No 10 days would be considered short term even though your dose was a little high than the normal 150-200mg.

          Sandra

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