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These medicines may be used for cases of thrush that have not responded to nystatin (a polyene).2
Azoles are effective in curing thrush, especially when other topical treatment has not been helpful.3
Fluconazole can cure thrush that has spread into the esophagus.
Although azoles rarely cause side effects, they may cause:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
An azole or nystatin is usually the first medicine used to treat thrush in children.1
Certain medicines can interact with azoles. This can make the azole less effective or can cause problems with the liver. Some of these medicines include:
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- Weinberg A, Levin MJ (2007). Candidiasis section of Infections: parasitic and mycotic. In WW Hay Jr et al., eds., Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment, 18th ed., pp. 1240–1243. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Fox CR, Sande MA (2001). Candida species. In WR Wilson et al., eds., Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Infectious Diseases, pp. 734–744. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Last Revised: April 14, 2012
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