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US FDA warns high-dose Diflucan linked to birth defects

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Based on several published case reports, the US FDA on 3 August warned that chronic, high doses of 400-800mg/day of Pfizer's Diflucan (fluconazole) may be associated with a rare and distinct set of congenital anomalies in infants whose mothers were treated with the drug for serious and life-threatening fungal infections during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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