An azole is a class of five-membered nitrogen heterocyclic ring compounds containing at least one other non-carbon atom of either nitrogen, sulfur, or oxygen. The parent compounds are aromatic and have two double bonds; there are successively reduced analogs (azolines and azolidines) with fewer. One, and only one, lone pair of electrons from each heteroatom in the ring is part of the aromatic bonding in an azole. Names of azoles maintain the prefix upon reduction (e.g., pyrazoline, pyrazolidine). The numbering of ring atoms in azoles starts with the heteroatom that is not part of a double bond, and then proceeds towards the other heteroatom.
- 1 nitrogen atom (but it only includes one nitrogen and no other heteroatom)
- 2 or more nitrogen atoms
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Some people are allergic to azole(s).
Some of these drugs have adverse side effects.
Some azole drugs may disrupt estrogen production in pregnancy, affecting pregnancy outcome.
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