anidulafungin

anidulafungin

Pronunciation: a nid yoo luh FUN jin

Brand: Eraxis

What is the most important information I should know about anidulafungin?

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You should not use this medication if you are allergic to anidulafungin, caspofungin (Cancidas), micafungin (Mycamine), or similar antifungal medicines.

Before using anidulafungin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease.

There may be other drugs that can interact with anidulafungin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Anidulafungin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

What is anidulafungin?

Anidulafungin is an antifungal antibiotic that fights infections caused by fungus.

Anidulafungin treats candida (yeast) infections in the blood, or in the stomach or esophagus.

Anidulafungin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using anidulafungin?

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You should not use this medication if you are allergic to anidulafungin, caspofungin (Cancidas), micafungin (Mycamine), or similar antifungal medicines.

To make sure you can safely use anidulafungin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease.

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FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether anidulafungin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

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It is not known whether anidulafungin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is anidulafungin given?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Anidulafungin is injected into a vein through an IV. You may be shown how to use an IV at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles, IV tubing, and other items used to inject the medicine.

Anidulafungin is a powder medicine that must be mixed with a liquid (diluent) before using it. If you are using the injections at home, be sure you understand how to properly mix and store the medicine.

Use a disposable needle only once. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Anidulafungin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

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Store unmixed medicine in the refrigerator, do not freeze.

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After mixing anidulafungin with a diluent, store in the refrigerator and use it within 1 hour. Do not freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while using anidulafungin?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What are the possible side effects of anidulafungin?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Stop using anidulafungin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • hot flashes;
  • diarrhea or constipation;
  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • pain, swelling, or irritation where the medicine was injected.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect anidulafungin?

There may be other drugs that can interact with anidulafungin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about anidulafungin.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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