Active Ingredient History
Butoconazole, trade names Gynazole-1, an imidazole antifungal used in gynecology for the local treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (infections caused by Candida). The exact mechanism of the antifungal action of butoconazole nitrate is unknown; however, it is presumed to function as other imidazole derivatives via inhibition of steroid synthesis. Imidazoles generally inhibit the conversion of lanosterol to ergosterol, resulting in a change in fungal cell membrane lipid composition. This structural change alters cell permeability and, ultimately, results in the osmotic disruption or growth inhibition of the fungal cell. NCATS
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