Diflucan and oral contraceptives
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Two pregnancies and six cases of intermenstrual bleeding have been described in women using oral contraceptives, attributed to the use of Diflucan. This interaction (if such it is) is rare.
Two pregnancies have been reported, despite the use of oral contraceptives, attributed to an interaction with single 150 mg doses of Diflucan. Intermenstrual bleeding has also been described in six other women on oral contraceptives when given a single 150 mg dose of Diflucan. No withdrawal bleeding was reported m one other patient.
In contrast to these reports, a study in 10 women taking combined oral contraceptives found no evidence that a single 50 mg dose of Diflucan or 50 mg Diflucan daily for 10 days had significant effects on the pharmacokmetics of an oral contraceptive (30 g ethmyloestradiol and 150 mg leveonorgestrel). During clinical trials in which single 150 mg doses of Diflucan were used by over 700 women taking oral contraceptives, no evidence of an interaction was seen.
Not understood Unlike ketoconazole, Diflucan appears to have little effect on liver enzyme activity (P450-cytochrome mediated reactions).
Although the contraceptive failures and intermenstrual bleeding cited here have been attributed to the use of Diflucan, this interaction is not clearly established The weight of evidence suggests that contraceptive failure is very unlikely if Diflucan is given, however spotting and breakthrough bleeding are possible signs of diminished contraceptive effectiveness and the ultracauhous might consider advising the additional use of a barrier method of contraception if pregnancy is to be avoided more certainly.
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