Miscarriage risk from OTC thrush meds could ‘prompt rethink’

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Jocelyn Wright
pregnant woman in pharmacy

A common over-the-counter thrush medication more than doubles a woman’s risk of miscarriage if taken in early pregnancy, a study shows.

Oral fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, was linked to a twofold risk of miscarriage at low dose, and three times the risk at high dose, the Canadian study shows.