New York City 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.

When taken in high doses during the first trimester of pregnancy, however, Diflucan has been shown by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the risk of birth defects.

The New York City Diflucan birth defect lawyers at Finz & Finz, P.C., represent parents throughout the country whose children have been born with Diflucan-related defects. Call (855) TOP-FIRM, or contact Finz & Finz, P.C., online for a Free Case Evaluation.

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 City 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.