Is Fluconazole compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Fluconazole?


March 22, 2018 (Very Low Risk)

Excreted into breast milk in much lesser amount than that used for the treatment of Candida infection in the infant. Problems have not appeared in breastfed infants from treated mothers.

Widely used for the treatment of breast pain due or allegedly due to Candida infection. In those cases of breast candidiasis where topical treatment fails, oral Fluconazole may be used at a dose of 200 mg for the first day to be followed by 100 mg daily for two weeks.

The American Academy of Pediatrics rates it compatible with breastfeeding.


We do not have alternatives for Fluconazole since it is relatively safe.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.


  • Φλουκοναζόλη (Greek)
  • فلوكونازول (Arabic)
  • Флуконазол (Cyrillic)
  • 氟康唑 (Chinese)
  • フルコナゾール (Japanese)
  • C13 H12 F2 N6 O (Molecular formula)
  • 2-(2,4-Difluorophenyl)-1,3-bis(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)propan-2-ol (Chemical name)
  • D01AC15; J02AC01 (ATC Code/s)

Drug trade names


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