Compare Diflucan vs. Cresemba
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Diflucan (fluconazole) is a cheap and effective treatment for fungal infections.
Cresemba (isavuconazonium) is used to treat serious fungal infections as an alternative if you had problems with first choice medicines. However, it can be very expensive.
- Available in a cheap generic version.
- Single dose treatment for vaginal infections.
- Available as a pill, liquid, or injection.
- Unlike some other antifungal medications, you don’t need regular blood tests while you're taking Cresemba (isavuconazonium).
- Cresemba (isavuconazonium) has fewer and milder side effects than other medicines for fungal infections.
- You only need to take Cresemba (isavuconazonium) once a day after the first two days.
- If you have conditions related to a slow or abnormal heartbeat, Cresemba (isavuconazonium) may be a good choice for treatment of a serious fungal infection.
- Available in both an injectable form and capsules you take by mouth.
- Excessive use of alcohol while on this medicine can harm your liver.
- Can interfere with how other medicines work, especially birth control pills.
- Cresemba (isavuconazonium) needs to be taken twice daily.
- Cresemba (isavuconazonium) may cause serious blood, muscle and liver problems.
- Cresemba (isavuconazonium) is not recommended if you have kidney damage.
- Cresemba (isavuconazonium) has a high incidence of side effects, including nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache and malaise.
- Cresemba (isavuconazonium) can negatively affect your cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
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