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 medicines may:
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Last Revised||June 27, 2012|
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