Oral antifungal medication

Created 2003.

Introduction

Oral antifungal medications may be required for a fungal infection if:

The choice of oral antifungal medication, its dose and the duration of treatment depends on:

Medication for both candida and dermatophyte infections (azoles)

The trade names of the medications sold in New Zealand are given in parentheses.

Voriconazole IVfend® tablets) and posaconazole are reserved for serious invasive Candida and mould infections.

Some species of candida are resistant to azoles, and azole resistance is increasing especially in immunosuppressed patients who are prescribed long courses.

Medications only suitable for candida infections

Medications only suitable for dermatophyte infections

New Zealand approved datasheets are the official source of information for these prescription medicines, including approved uses and risk information. Check the individual New Zealand datasheet on the Medsafe website.

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