ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS

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AMPHOTERICIN B (AmB)

AmB is the broadest-spectrum antifungal agent but has significant toxicities, including nephrotoxicity, fever, chills, and nausea.

  • AmB has fungicidal activity and is available only for parenteral administration.
  • Lipid formulations lack nephrotoxicity and infusion reactions; whether there is a clinically significant difference in efficacy between the deoxycholate and lipid formulations remains controversial.

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AMPHOTERICIN B (AmB)

AmB is the broadest-spectrum antifungal agent but has significant toxicities, including nephrotoxicity, fever, chills, and nausea.

  • AmB has fungicidal activity and is available only for parenteral administration.
  • Lipid formulations lack nephrotoxicity and infusion reactions; whether there is a clinically significant difference in efficacy between the deoxycholate and lipid formulations remains controversial.

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