Before you decide to take an oral antifungal medicine to treat a
fungal infection such as
athlete's foot or a
fungal nail infection, you and your doctor will want to consider the possible risks. Depending on the
medicine and your risk factors, some antifungal
Affect liver or kidney function.
Cause liver damage or failure, particularly when combined with
alcohol or certain medicines.
heart's ability to contract, leading to
Cause dangerous side effects
when combined with many different common medicines.
During oral antifungal treatment, your doctor may
require blood tests to check your kidney and liver function.
Possible mild side effects caused by antifungal medicines include
stomach upset, headaches, and skin rash.
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