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Oral antifungal medications may be required for fungal infection if:
The choice of oral antifungal medication, its dose and the duration of treatment depend on:
The trade names of the medications sold in New Zealand are given in parentheses.
Some species of candida are resistant to azoles, and azole resistance is increasing especially in immunosuppressed patients who are prescribed long courses.
If you are not based in New Zealand, we suggest you refer to your national drug approval agency for further information about medicines (eg, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration and the US Food and Drug Administration) or a national or state-approved formulary (eg, the New Zealand Formulary and New Zealand Formulary for Children and the British National Formulary and British National Formulary for Children).
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