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glossary:voriconazole [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||(1) A synthetic triazole with antifungal activity. Voriconazole selectively inhibits 14-alpha-lanosterol demethylation in fungi, preventing the production of ergosterol, an essential constituent of the fungal cell [[membrane]], and resulting in fungal [[cell]] lysis. |
|+||(2) An antifungal type of [[antibiotic]]. It treats serious fungal infections found throughout the body. These infections include [[aspergillosis]], which is often found in the [[lung]], and other types of mold or yeast infections. Generic voriconazole tablets are not yet available.|