Which medications in the drug class Azoles are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Candidiasis?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Richard Harold "Hal" Flowers, IV, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Azoles

The azoles are a group of synthetic antimycotic agents with a broad spectrum of activity.

Clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin-3 Combination Pack, Gyne-Lotrimin-3 Vaginal Cream, Gyne-Lotrimin-3 Vaginal Suppositories)

Clotrimazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that inhibits yeast growth by altering cell membrane permeability, causing death of fungal cells.

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

Fluconazole is a synthetic oral antifungal (broad-spectrum bistriazole) that selectively inhibits fungal cytochrome P-450 and sterol C-14 alpha-demethylation.

Itraconazole (Sporanox)

Itraconazole is a synthetic triazole antifungal agent that slows fungal cell growth by inhibiting cytochrome P-450–dependent synthesis of ergosterol, a vital component of fungal cell membranes.


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