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Antifungal

 

a medicinal preparation used to treat such fungal diseases as dermatomycoses, onychomycoses, and candidiasis. Externally, antifungals are applied locally to the focus of the infection in the form of ointments, solutions, and other medicines. They are used to remove skin epidermis, hair, and nails infected by a fungus (salicylic and lactic acid preparations). Other antifungals suppress fungal growth (Amicazol [Asterol Dihydrochloride], Zincundan, and Nitrofungin). Systemic antifungals either kill fungi or inhibit their reproduction when taken orally (griseofulvin, nystatin, Levorin) or when injected intravenously (amphotericin B).

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