In vitro antifungal activity of posaconazole against various pathogenic fungi

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2001 Aug;18(2):167-72. doi: 10.1016/s0924-8579(01)00363-6.


The antifungal activity of posaconazole (SCH56592), a new triazole antifungal, against stock cultures and fresh clinical isolates of a wide range of pathogenic fungi was compared with that of itraconazole, fluconazole and amphotericin B. Posaconazole inhibited growth of all the fungal species tested except Fusarium spp. at 1 mg/l or lower concentrations, showing a broad-spectrum antifungal activity. The activities of posaconazole for all the fungal species far surpassed those of fluconazole and were even superior to those of itraconazole for Aspergillus spp. as well as for many other fungal species.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology*
  • Aspergillus fumigatus / drug effects
  • Candida albicans / drug effects
  • Fungi / drug effects*
  • Fungi / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Mycoses / microbiology
  • Triazoles / pharmacology*


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Triazoles
  • posaconazole