The use of itraconazole in the treatment of superficial and systemic fungal infections

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Numerous studies have shown that itraconazole (Sporanox┬«), the broad-spectrum triazole oral antifungal, is effective in treating a wide variety of superficial and systemic mycoses. Because of its favorable pharmacokinetic and safety profiles, itraconazole may be an effective alternative to ketoconazole, fluconazole, and amphotericin B for the treatment of systemic fungal infections. Furthermore, dosing and pharmacokinetic studies indicate that short-term or pulse therapy with itraconazole is effective for the treatment of onychomycosis and various superficial mycoses.
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    Author List

  • Elewski BE
  • Start Page

  • 207
  • End Page

  • 224
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 4