Synergy between fluvastatin, at clinically unachievable concentrations, and fluconazole against Candida albicans has been reported. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the in-vitro activity of fluconazole alone and in combination with clinically achievable concentrations of pravastatin and fluvastatin against C. albicans. In-vitro susceptibility and synergy testing were performed against clinical isolates of C. albicans with fluconazole, pravastatin and fluvastatin. Both checkerboard method and time-kill studies were performed. MICs for fluconazole ranged from 0.5 (susceptible) to >256 mg/L (resistant) at 24 h. All isolates had MICs >2 mg/L for both statins. No synergy or antagonism was observed with fluconazole in combination with either agent against any isolate of C. albicans by the checkerboard assay or time-kill studies. Clinically achievable concentrations of pravastatin and fluvastatin did not affect the in-vitro activity of fluconazole against C. albicans.
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- Microbiology (medical)