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Category list : Antifungal agents

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  • Thrush spores

    Thrush: detection and management in community pharmacy

    Pharmacists can provide treatment and advice for this common yeast infection.

  • Canesten range updated Subscription

    21 SEP 2015 11:58

    Bayer is updating its range of Canesten products. There will be changes to the naming and packaging, with the updated products being introduced from July 2015 until early 2016. The active ingredients and product composition will remain the same.

  • Caneston Bifonazole interaction with warfarin Subscription

    25 AUG 2015 15:38

    The summary of product characteristics for Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily 1% w/w Cream (Bayer) now warns of a potential interaction with warfarin. Limited data suggests that an interaction between topical bifonazole and warfarin may be possible, leading to increases in INR [international normalised ratio]. If bifonazole is used in a patient on warfarin therapy they should be appropriately monitored. Closer monitoring may be ...

  • Skin cancer drug fast tracked under early access scheme

    Clinical Pharmacist’s monthly news round-up: the top 10 in the past month Subscription

    24 APR 2015 13:57

    What has been happening in the world of pharmacy? Here’s our pick of must-read news from the past month.

  • FDA grants priority approval for new antifungal Subscription

    12 MAR 2015 11:52

    Isavuconazonium sulfate, an antifungal developed by Astellas, has been given priority approval by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat serious infections.

  • Antifungal agents interactions app and databases Subscription

    22 JAN 2015 14:40

    The Fungal Infection Trust and the National Aspergillosis Centre have developed a freely available online resource and app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, which displays potential interactions between antifungal agents and other medicines. The collaboration supported the development of two databases, one for patients and

  • Noxafil now available Subscription

    19 DEC 2014 15:34

    Noxafil (posaconazole) is now available from Merck Sharp & Dohme. Net price: Concentrate for solution for infusion 300mg, 1 x glass vial, £211; oral suspension 40mg/ml, 1 x 105ml bottle, £491.20; gastro-resistant tablets 100mg, 24 x tablets, £596.96, 96 x tablets, £2,387.85.

  • Pevaryl cream is not recommended during pregnancy Subscription

    18 NOV 2014 10:08

    Pevaryl (econazole nitrate; Janssen-Cilag) topical cream 1% is not recommended during pregnancy, because there is low systemic absorption of econazole, according to the updated summary of product characteristics. 

  • Micafungin molecular structure

    Micafungin well tolerated by leukaemia patients Subscription

    15 SEP 2014 16:58 By John Otrompke

    Micafungin is as effective at preventing fungal infections in leukaemia patients but better tolerated than older formulations of posaconazole, interim results from a study suggested.

  • Isavuconazole molecular structure

    Experimental antifungal drug causes fewer side effects than voriconazole Subscription

    11 SEP 2014 11:50 By John Otrompke

    A new experimental anti-fungal treatment is no less effective than its predecessor, but exposes patients to fewer side effects, a study has found.

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