Antifungal drugs

Protect from the Infection with Betadine

Any insignificant cut or burn can turn into a real problem in case it gets infected. Betadine, which has Povidone-Iodine as its active ingredient works as an antiseptic. Thus, it prevents the infection appearance or helps to slow it down in case it is already present in the wound.

Lomexin a Potent Antifungal

Lomexin is a drug applied in gynecological and dermatological praxis to treat a wide spectrum of fungal infections both intravaginal and those affecting external genitals. The medication can also be applied to other infected areas of the skin. It contains Fenticonazole nitrate as an active component.

Kill Fungal Infection with Lotrisone

Containing two active ingredients, Lotrisone can effectively deal with inflammatory fungal infections of the skin. Clotrimazole helps to take control of the fungus growth, whereas Betamethasone (which is a corticosteroid) reduces redness, itching, and inflammation of the infected area of the skin.

Antifungal Drugs – Targets of Antifungal Activity

Itraconazole is a triazole antifungal drug that is prescribed to patients with fungal infections, blastomycosis, histoplasmosis and onychomycosis. Itraconazole is also prescribed for systemic infections: aspergillosis, candidiasis and cryptococcosis where other antifungal drugs ineffective.

Antifungal Drugs

A number of systemic fungal infections (e.g., histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis) can also afflict otherwise healthy persons. Until recently, only amphotericin B was available to treat systemic fungal infection. However, with the rapid development and clinical assessment of azole compounds, a number of these agents are also considered appropriate for treatment of fungal infections.

Flucytosine (Ancobon 250, 500mg)

While flucytosine may be effective when used alone for the treatment of some fungal infections (e.g., candidal cystitis, chromomycosis), the drug should not be used alone in the treatment of severe, life-threatening infections. In the treatment of serious candidal or cryptococcal infections, flucytosine generally has been used as an adjunct to IV amphotericin B or an azole antifungal agent (e.g., fluconazole, itraconazole). There is some evidence that combined use of flucytosine and amphotericin B may be associated with an increased risk of serious adverse effects, especially in immunocompromised patients including those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Nystatin

Nystatin is used orally for the treatment of intestinal candidiasis. In patients with coexisting intestinal candidiasis and vulvovaginal candidiasis, nystatin has been administered orally in conjunction with intravaginal application of an antifungal agent. Nystatin has been administered orally as a suspension in conjunction with local application of the drug for the treatment of candidal diaper dermatitis. The majority of infants with candidal diaper dermatitis harbor C. albicans in their intestines, and infected feces appear to be an important source of the cutaneous infection.