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Are there other medicines like posaconazole?

Posaconazole belongs to a general category, or class, of drugs called antifungals. As the name implies, this class of medicines is used to prevent or treat infection with organisms called fungi. Fungi can cause a range of infections, from annoying but mild ones (such as athlete's foot) to serious, life-threatening ones (such as a kind of lung infection called aspergillus pneumonia). "Relatives" of posaconazole include fluconazole, itraconazole and voriconazole. Each of these has its own level of activity against different types of fungus, but they all have a similar chemical structure and a similar method of stopping the growth of fungus.

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