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glossary:itraconazole [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||A drug used to prevent or treat fungal [[infection]]s. It belongs to the family of drugs called antifungal agents.|
|+||A synthetic triazole agent with antimycotic properties. Formulated for both topical and systemic use, itraconazole preferentially inhibits fungal cytochrome P450 [[enzyme]]s, resulting in a decrease in fungal ergosterol synthesis. Because of its low toxicity profile, this agent can be used for long-term maintenance treatment of chronic fungal infections. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent.|