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Medications for Esophageal Candidiasis

Other names: Candida Esophagitis

Esophageal candidiasis is an infection of the esophageal mucosae by Candida albicans leading to painful and difficult swallowing.

Drugs used to treat Esophageal Candidiasis

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
fluconazole 6.4 8 reviews for fluconazole to treat Esophageal Candidiasis
Rx C N
Generic name:
fluconazole systemic
Brand name:
Diflucan
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Diflucan 4.8 4 reviews for Diflucan to treat Esophageal Candidiasis
Rx C N
Generic name:
fluconazole systemic
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
ketoconazole Off-label Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
ketoconazole systemic
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
amphotericin b Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
amphotericin b systemic
Brand names:
Fungizone, Amphocin
Drug class:
polyenes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
itraconazole 0.0 1 review for itraconazole to treat Esophageal Candidiasis
Rx C N
Generic name:
itraconazole systemic
Brand name:
Sporanox
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Sporanox Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
itraconazole systemic
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Vfend Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
voriconazole systemic
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
voriconazole Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
voriconazole systemic
Brand name:
Vfend
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
caspofungin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
caspofungin systemic
Brand name:
Cancidas
Drug class:
echinocandins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Eraxis Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
anidulafungin systemic
Drug class:
echinocandins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Fungizone Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
amphotericin b systemic
Drug class:
polyenes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Mycamine Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
micafungin systemic
Drug class:
echinocandins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Amphocin Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
amphotericin b systemic
Drug class:
polyenes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
anidulafungin Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
anidulafungin systemic
Brand name:
Eraxis
Drug class:
echinocandins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Cancidas Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
caspofungin systemic
Drug class:
echinocandins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
micafungin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
micafungin systemic
Brand name:
Mycamine
Drug class:
echinocandins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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