Which medications in the drug class Antifungals are used in the treatment of Hairy Leukoplakia?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: James E Cade, DDS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Antifungals

These agents reduce Candida superinfection.

Nystatin (Nilstat, Mycostatin, Nystex)

Nystatin is a fungicidal and fungistatic antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces noursei; it is effective against various yeasts and yeastlike fungi. Nystatin changes the permeability of the fungal cell membrane after binding to cell membrane sterols, causing cellular contents to leak. Treatment should continue until 48 hours after the disappearance of symptoms. Nystatin is not absorbed significantly from the GI tract.


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