Systemic antifungal drugs
Minor to serious side effects diminish the value of antifungal drugs. A list of systemic drugs for fungal infections, recommended dosages, and alternative choices is provided. Amphotericin B causes initial side effects, such as fever, chills, and vomiting. Flucytosine is a potentially lethal drug with limited use. Itraconazole causes nausea, abdominal pain, and rash. Serious reactions to other drugs taken with itraconazole have been reported. Similar precautions should prevail with patients taking ketoconazole and other medications, such as rifampin or cisapride. In contrast, fluconazole causes fewer side effects, is better tolerated, and interacts less frequently with other drugs.
Publication Name: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Update on oral candidosis
Oral candidosis also known as oral thrush is caused by the yeast fungus Candida albicans and affects the mucous membranes of the oral cavity. Reasons for the occurrence of this infection and the measures to prevent it are outlined.
Publication Name: Nursing Times
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