Antifungal medicines - Names of antifungal medicines
NHS Choices Medical Reference
Antifungal medicines have many brand names as they are made by different pharmaceutical manufacturers.
There are also many different types of antifungal medicines, including:
- econazole nitrate
The packaging should state what antifungal medicine the product contains and how much. This may be shown as a percentage - for example, cream containing 1% clotrimazole, or in milligrams (mg) - for example, capsules containing 50mg of fluconazole.
Types of antifungal medicines
Antifungal medicines are available as:
topical antifungals - a cream, gel, ointment or spray applied directly to the body
oral antifungals - a capsule, tablet or liquid medicine that is swallowed
intravenous antifungals - an injection into a vein in your arm, usually in hospital through an intravenous infusion (a continuous drip of medicine through a narrow tube)
Antifungal intravaginal pessaries are also available. Pessaries are small suppositories inserted into the vagina to treat conditions such as vaginal thrush.