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Polyenes

What are Polyenes?

Antifungal agents are also called antimycotic agents.

Polyene antifungals bind to ergosterol, the main sterol in the fungal cell membrane, and cause depolarization of the membrane. This increases the membrane permeability and leads to cell death.

They are not absorbed when given orally, so are used to treat fungal infections of the gastrointestinal tract, such as oral thrush. For treatment of systemic fungal infections they need to be administered intravenously.

List of Polyenes:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Nilstat
Generic name: nystatin
9.0
2 reviews
Mycostatin
Generic name: nystatin
No reviews
Fungizone (Pro)
Generic name: amphotericin b
No reviews
Bio-Statin
Generic name: nystatin
No reviews
Amphotec
Generic name: amphotericin b cholesteryl sulfate
No reviews
Amphocin
Generic name: amphotericin b
No reviews
AmBisome
Generic name: amphotericin b liposomal
No reviews
Abelcet (Pro)
Generic name: amphotericin b lipid complex
No reviews
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