NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
A synthetic triazole with antifungal activity. Fluconazole preferentially inhibits fungal cytochrome P-450 sterol C-14 alpha-demethylation, resulting in the accumulation of fungal 14 alpha-methyl sterols, the loss of normal fungal sterols, and fungistatic activity. Mammalian cell demethylation is much less sensitive to fluconazole inhibition. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name: Diflucan Abbreviation: FCZ Chemical structure: alpha-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-alpha- (1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)-1,2, 4- triazole-1-ethanol