New York Diflucan Birth Defect Attorneys
What Is Diflucan?
Diflucan is a brand name for a pharmaceutical compound called fluconazole. This drug is often prescribed to treat fungal infections, including vaginal yeast infections, throat infections, abdominal infections and brain infections (meningitis). In addition, Diflucan is sometimes used to prevent infections in patients who have undergone radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Birth Defects Associated With Diflucan
A report by the FDA issued in August 2011 warns consumers that high doses of Diflucan (between 400 mg and 800 mg daily) may cause a number of defects in newborns. These defects can include:
- Short, broad heads
- Abnormal faces and skull
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Thin ribs and long bones
- Bowing of the thighs
- Muscle weakness
- Joint deformities
- Congenital heart disease
The FDA also recently changed high doses of Diflucan from category C to category D. This means that there is concrete evidence to show that this drug increases the risk of birth defects in humans, as opposed to simply showing a risk in animal testing. Under certain circumstances, however, Diflucan or other fluconazole-based drugs may still be given to pregnant women.
Questions? Call Experienced Product Liability Attorneys
If your child was born with birth defects that may be linked to Diflucan, call Finz & Finz, P.C., toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with an experienced New York defective drug lawyer and learn more about your legal rights and options for pursuing financial compensation. You can also fill out the Free Case Evaluation form online.