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Drug Guide


    Oral / Topical
    Not absorbed through skin or mucous membranes
  • Mechanism of Action

  • Binds to ergosterol on the cell membrane, resulting in the formation of pores, leakage of cytoplasmic components and cell death.
  • Microbiology

  • Effective against Candida, Cryptococcus and Aspergillus.

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Topical - superficial, oral or intestinal candidiasis
  • Systemic - systemic candidiasis, cryptococcal meningitis, aspergillosis
  • Adverse Effects
  • With systemic use only.
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Electrolyte abnormalities
  • Anaemia
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