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Polyenes Amphotericin B, nystatin

Binds to ergosterol, disrupting the plasma membrane and causing leakage of the cytoplasm. Amphotericin B is very toxic but the most effective drug for treating life-threatening infections; newer lipid-based emulsions are less toxic but very expensive. Nystatin is too toxic for systemic use, but it can be used topically.

Azoles

Imidazoles: ketoconazole, miconazole, clotrimazole

Interferes with ergosterol synthesis, leading to defective cell membranes; active against a wide variety of fungi. Used to treat a variety of systemic and localized fungal infections.Triazoles are less toxic than imidazoles.

Triazoles: fluconazole, itraconazole

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