Antifungal drugs


Anidulafungin is an echinocandin antifungal active against Aspergillus and Candida spp. It is used in the treatment of candidaemia, oesophageal candidiasis, and other forms of invasive candidiasis.


Amorolfine is a morpholine derivative with antifungal activity. It appears to act by interfering with the synthesis of sterols essential for the functioning of fungal cell membranes. Amorolfine is active in vitro against a wide variety of pathogenic and opportunistic fungi including dermato-phytes, Blastomyces ckrmatitidis, Candida spp., Histoplasma capsulatum, and Sporothrix schenckii. It also has variable activity against Aspergillus spp.

Amphotericin B

Amphotericin B is active against Absidia spp., Aspergillus spp., Basidiobolus spp., Blastomyces dermatitidis, Candida spp., Coccidioides immitis, Conidiobolus spp., Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum, Mucor spp., Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Rhizopus spp., Rhodotorula spp., and Sporothrix schenckii.

Diflucan: Common questions

Are there long-term consequences of yeast infections? How long has Diflucan been around for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections? Can I use Diflucan with oral contraceptives? When should I take Diflucan? How can an oral medication be effective for a vaginal condition? Is Diflucan safe?

Yeast infection basics

That’s because about 75% of women will have at least 1 vaginal yeast infection during their lifetime. About half of these women have more than one. Fortunately, most yeast infections aren’t serious — especially if you get the right treatment. But symptoms of a yeast infection — which may include vaginal itching, burning, abnormal discharge — can easily be confused with those of other vaginal infections.