Antifungal Drugs

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Antifungal DrugDescription
Anidulafungin Anidulafungin is an intravenous antifungal drug used to treat serious candidiasis.
Amphotericin BAmphotericin B is an antifungal drug that is used to treat serious fungal infections. It is used to treat mucormycosis, a fungal infection that affects the sinuses of COVID-19 patients, resulting in blindness and even death.
CaspofunginCaspofungin is an intravenous antifungal drug used to treat serious fungal infections such as widespread candidiasis and invasive aspergillosis.
ClotrimazoleClotrimazole is a topical antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes such as candidiasis and ringworm infections.
EconazoleEconazole is a topical antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes such as candidiasis and ringworm infections.
FenticonazoleFenticonazole is a topical antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections of the skin and the vagina. In addition to Candida, it is also effective against the bacteria Gardenella vaginalis and the parasite Trichonomas vaginalis, which are responsible for vaginal infections in women.
FluconazoleFluconazole, an antifungal drug available as tablets, intravenous injection and topical preparations, is used to treat severe candidiasis and cryptococcal meningitis.
FlucytosineFlucytosine is an antifungal drug used to treat serious fungal infections such as cryptococcal meningitis, invasive candidial infection and chromoblastomycosis. It is often used with another antifungal drug such as amphotericin B or itraconazole to prevent the development of resistance.
GriseofulvinGriseofulvin is an antifungal drug that is available as tablets and syrups. It is used to treat ringworm infection of the skin and nails.
ItraconazoleItraconazole, available for local application as well as a capsule, is an antifungal drug that is used to treat infections of the skin and the nails. It is also effective against blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, sporotrichosis, non-invasive aspergillosis and coccidiodomycosis.
KetoconazoleKetoconazole is an antifungal drug that is preferred for topical treatment rather than as oral tablets due to its side effects, especially when it interacts with other medicines.
MicafunginMicafungin is an intravenous antifungal drug that is used to treat severe candidiasis.
MiconazoleMiconazole is a topical antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes such as candidiasis and ringworm infections.
NaftifineNaftifine is a topical antifungal drug used to treat ringworm infections.
NystatinNystatin is an antifungal drug available as a cream to treat candidiasis of the skin and mucous membranes. Oral tablets available in some countries are used to treat candidiasis of the digestive tract.
OxiconazoleOxiconazole is a topical antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections such as candidiasis and ringworm infections.
PosaconazolePosaconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal drug that is used to treat oropharyngeal candidiasis and invasive aspergillosis. Unlike most similar antifungal drugs, it is effective against mucormycosis, a fungal infection that occurs as a complication of COVID-19 infection.
SertaconazoleSertaconazole is a topical antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections such as candidiasis and ringworm infections.
TerbinafineTerbinafine is an antifungal that is used to treat fungal infections of the nails and skin. It is available as tablets and local preparations.
TerconazoleTerconazole is a topical antifungal infection used to treat fungal infections of the vagina.
TioconazoleTioconazole is a topical antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections such as candidiasis and ringworm infections.
VoriconazoleVoriconazole is an antifungal drug used to treat serious fungal infections such as widespread candidiasis and invasive aspergillosis. It is administered topically, orally and through injection. The liver and kidney functions should be monitored in patients taking voriconazole.

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