Table 2.

Agents available for treatment of OPC and esophageal candidiasis

DrugFormStrengthUse
Topical
 NystatinVaginal tablet100,000 UDissolve one tablet 3 times daily
 NystatinPastille200,000 UDissolve one or two pastilles 4 times daily
 NystatinSuspension100,000 U5-ml swish and swallow 4 times daily
 ClotrimazoleOral troche10 mgDissolve one troche 5 times daily
 Amphotericin BSuspension1 mg/ml1-ml swish and swallow 4 times daily
Systemic
 KetoconazoleTablet200 mgOnce daily
 FluconazoleTablet100 mgOnce daily
 FluconazoleIntravenous5–10 mg/kgOnce daily
 ItraconazoleCapsule100 mg200 mg daily
 ItraconazoleSolution10 mg/ml10–20 ml 2 to 4 times daily