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What are Antifungals?

Antifungal agents are also called antimycotic agents. They kill or inactivate fungi and are used to treat fungal infections (including yeast infections).

Polyene antifungals are not absorbed when given orally, so are used to treat fungal infections of the gastrointestinal tract, such as oral thrush. It can be given intravenously for treatment of systemic fungal infections.

Azole antifungals are synthetic, fungistatic agents with broad-spectrum activity.

Further information

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Types of Antifungals

Please refer to the drug classes listed below for further information.