What are Antifungals

Antifungal medications are used in the treatment of fungal infections. 

Fungal infections mainly affect nails or skin by causing rashes or other skin conditions. Sometimes, the fungi can also cause serious infections.

Fungi can also result in Meningitis, blood infections, or lung infections.

Fungal infections can occur by coming in contact with a fungus or fungal spores in the environment.

Diabetes can lead to several skin conditions, including fungal infections....

People with weak immune systems are more likely to have a fungal infection that can be treated with Antifungals.

Antifungal cream and medicine work by preventing the growth of fungal infections or directly killing them.

Antifungal treatments come in creams, gels, tablets, shampoos, and soaps.

Antifungals are also known to cause Candida die-off, a condition caused by the sudden removal of the yeast Candida.

How do they work

Antifungals treat fungal infections either by killing the fungal cell or preventing them from growing and thriving.

Antifungal medications target structures or functions, essential for fungal cells but not for human cells, allowing them to combat fungal infections without harming the body.

The fungal cell wall and membrane surround and protect the fungal cell. These Antifungal drugs target both of them, which leads to the cell bursting open and dying.

Types of Antifungals Drugs

Antifungal drugs come in various forms that are taken orally, applied topically, or via IV. The type of drug and its application depends on the severity and type of the infection.

The four types of Antifungal drugs are:


They work by making the fungal wall more porous and more likely to burst.

Some examples of Polyenes include Nystatin and Amphotericin B.


This category of Antifungal drugs interferes with the enzyme responsible for creating fungal cell membranes. This can lead to leakage and eventual death of the fungal cells.

Azole Antifungals are further categorized into two subgroups: Imidazoles and Triazoles.


Allylamines work similarly to Azoles by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for creating the cell membrane in the fungal cell. Without this membrane, it is likely that the cell cannot operate. 

Terbinafine is an Allymine drug used to treat skin infections in patients.


Echinocandins are a modern Antifungal medication. They inhibit an enzyme involved in the production of the cell wall of fungi.

Some examples of Echinocandins are Micafungin and Anidulafungin.


There are various other types of Antifungal drugs. One of them is Flucytosine, which prevents cell growth by inhibiting the production of nucleic acids and proteins.

Antifungal options

Antifungal medications come in various forms. Some of them are listed below.

Antifungal cream

You should apply these Antifungal topical creams over the infected area usually twice a day or as directed by the doctor.

Ensure that the infected area is clean and dry before applying the Antifungal cream.

Antifungal gels

They are a kind of topical Antifungal used to treat fungal infections like Athlete’s foot, Vaginal Candidiasis, or Ringworm of the body or groin,

Several Antifungal gels are available at Dr RxPharmacy, including Adaferin Gel and Erytop Gel.

Antifungal shampoo

The antifungal shampoo contains Ketoconazole which can treat and reduce dandruff effectively.

Several diseases can affect the scalp, including fungal infection of the scalp, which is treatable with Antifungal shampoo.

Antifungal pills

These are oral Antifungal pills, which should be taken as per the doctor’s instructions and after a heavy meal.

Taking them with an acidic drink such as orange juice is recommended.

At Dr RxPharmacy, we sell authentic antifungal cream and medicine from reputable manufacturers.

Our online pharmacy offers convenient access to both prescription and over-the-counter antifungal cream and medication.

We strive to provide quality healthcare services to people all over the world, while also providing superior customer service.

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