By Alyssa Hui, Aug 19, 2022

“It works by inhibiting an enzyme that the fungus needs to make its protective outer covering,” Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health, told Verywell via email. “It also causes a buildup of toxic substances within the fungus, causing its death.”Gaither said that on its own, the medication should be taken orally for a total of 12 weeks. But if it’s taken with another antifungal medication like fluconazole, then the dosage lasts 14 weeks.2

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