Side Effects of Anti-Fungal Medicines

Common Side Effects of Lamisil- This is the medication prescribed by most doctors or podiatrists for nail or toenail fungus

  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Elevated Liver enzymes
  • Taste Changes
  • Pruritis
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Urticaria
  • Visual changes

Approximate cost $250.00 for a one month supply. Lamisil is typically taken for 3 months. Average cost with office visits to medical doctor or podiatrist is $1000-$1200

Common Side effects of Diflucan-fluconazole Anti-Fungal

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Taste changes
  • Dizziness
  • Possible Liver Toxicity
  • Possible seizures

Approximate cost $17.00 per day. Duration varies.

Common side effects of Grifulvin-griseofulvin Anti-Fungal

  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Can cause oral candida infection or Thrush
  • Photosensitivity-avoid prolonged sun exposure
  • Lupus-like syndrome
  • Estrogen like effects in children
  • Paresthesias
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Increased thirst
  • Proteinuria
  • Hives
  • Possible Liver Toxicity

Approximate Cost – $120.00 per month. Time varies. May require 3 months or more for toenail or nail fungus.

Common side effects of Cancidas – Caspofungin Anti-Fungal

  • Shock
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Blood Dyscrasias
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Liver Toxicity
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Eosiniphilia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Elevated Liver Enzymes

Common side effects of Ancobon – Flucytosine

  • Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Liver Toxicity
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Anemia
  • Headache
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Dizzyness
  • Fatigue
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations

Approximate Cost of 100 pills is $350-380.00. Duration varies.

Common side effects of Amphotericin

  • Severe Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Renal Failure
  • Leukopenia
  • Coagulation Disorder
  • Liver Dysfunction
  • Heart Arrythmia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Pulmonmary Edema
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Stomache Pain
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Hypokalemia>
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Anemia
  • Elevated BUN, Cratinine (Kidney Dysfunction)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Generalized Pain
  • Malaise
  • Diarrhea
  • Elevation in Liver Enzymes
  • Delerium