Anti-fungal Drugs: Overview

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Fungi cause fungal infections. These fungi surround us and frequently land on our skin and are inhaled into our lungs. Many fungi are harmless, some cause minor and irritating infections while a few can cause much more severe infections. People with compromised immune systems, such as AIDS and cancer patients, may be more susceptible to fungal infections than others. There are many anti-fungal drugs available to combat fungal infections. Unfortunately, today's anti-fungal drugs are not as successful in stopping fungal infections as antibiotics are in curing bacterial infections. Additionally, many of these anti-fungal products have numerous side effects and may take several weeks to work effectively.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific drugs used to treat fungal infections and some of the drugs' more serious adverse side effects.

See Also

  1. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
  2. Lamictal / Lamotrigine
  3. Lamisil / Terbinafine Hydrochloride
  4. Miconazole: Overview
  5. Nizoral / Ketoconazole
  6. Sporanox / Itraconazole: Overview
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