Isavuconazonium sulfate for the treatment of fungal infection

R. C. Walker, J. D. Zeuli, Zelalem Temesgen

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Abstract

Isavuconazole is a new azole antifungal drug with a broad antifungal spectrum that includes yeasts, molds and dimorphic fungi. Its prodrug, isavuconazonium sulfate, is currently approved in the United States and Europe for the treatment of the two of the most common and most challenging invasive fungal infections in clinical practice, invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis. It is available in both oral and intravenous formulations for once-a-day dosing and has favorable safety profile and drug interaction potential in comparison to voriconazole. Its role in the treatment of other fungal infections, besides aspergillosis and mucormycosis, remains to be determined. Similarly, its efficacy in prophylaxis against invasive fungal infections or its utility in patients with prior azole exposure is yet to be elucidated in clinical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
JournalDrugs of Today
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Antifungal
  • BAL-8557
  • Isavuconazole
  • Isavuconazonium sulfate
  • Triazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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