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Licensed by Pfizer Catalog No.S1331 Synonyms: UK 49858

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Fluconazole Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 306.27

Fluconazole is a fungal lanosterol 14 alpha-demethylase inhibitor, which thereby prevents the formation of ergosterol,used in the treatment and prevention of superficial and systemic fungal infections.

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Description Fluconazole is a fungal lanosterol 14 alpha-demethylase inhibitor, which thereby prevents the formation of ergosterol,used in the treatment and prevention of superficial and systemic fungal infections.
lanosterol 14 alpha-demethylase [1]
In vitro

Fluconazole in combination with amphotericin B (AmB) has a synergistic effect on C. albicans planktonic cells but does not alter AmB activity against biofilms. Fluconazole and caspofungin have an antagonistic effect against biofilms but not with planktonic cells. Fluconazole-mediated membrane perturbation (due to inhibition of ergosterol biosynthesis) increases calcineurin inhibitor intracellular concentrations. Fluconazole treatment significantly reduces levels of ergosterol within the cell in C. albicans planktonic cells, leading to cell membrane perturbation. [1] Fluconazole activity is less sensitive to acidic medium than is that of ketoconazole. Fluconazole is approximately 16-fold less active than ketoconazole against 35 representative isolates of C. albicans at physiologic pH. [2] Fluvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug, exhibits minimal activity (MICs of 64 to >128 mg/mL) against Candida species and Cryptococcus neoformans. Fluconazole combined with itraconazole exhibits potent activities against C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, and C. neoformans, including flucon- azole-resistant strains of C. albicans and C. tropicalis. [3]

In vivo Fluconazole is very effective in prolonging survival of rats infected with a representative candidal strain. [3] Fluconazole has a dramatic effect on the fungicidal activity of flucytosine in murine cryptococcal meningitis. Fluconazole combined with flucytosine and amphotericin B have significantly improved activity against cryptococcal meningitis compared with the activity of each drug used alone. [4]


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In vitro DMSO 61 mg/mL (199.17 mM)
Ethanol 61 mg/mL (199.17 mM)
Water Insoluble
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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 306.27


CAS No. 86386-73-4
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms UK 49858
Smiles OC(C[N]1C=NC=N1)(C[N]2C=NC=N2)C3=C(F)C=C(F)C=C3

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT04122560 Recruiting Drug: Fluconazole 200mg tab|Drug: Fluconazole 2 MG/ML Fluconazole|Candidiasis|Invasive Fungal Infections|Obesity Radboud University|St. Antonius Hospital November 30 2019 Phase 4
NCT04038008 Not yet recruiting Drug: Fluconazole|Drug: Diflucan® Bioequivalence Pharmtechnology LLC|Altasciences Company Inc. July 2019 Phase 1
NCT04252027 Recruiting Other: Sample collection Critically Ill Patients Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven|KU Leuven April 23 2019 --
NCT04201054 Completed Drug: Fluconazole Healthy Volunteers Parc de Salut Mar March 25 2019 Phase 1
NCT03659162 Not yet recruiting Drug: Azole Antifungal Fungal Infection Assiut University February 17 2019 --

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