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Anidulafungin

Generic Name: Anidulafungin (ay-NID-ue-la-FUN-jin)Brand Name: Eraxis

Anidulafungin is used for:

Treating certain types of fungal infections.

Anidulafungin is an echinocandin antifungal. It works by killing sensitive fungi.

Do NOT use Anidulafungin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Anidulafungin or to other echinocandin antifungals (eg, caspofungin)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Anidulafungin :

Some medical conditions may interact with Anidulafungin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Anidulafungin . However, no specific interactions with Anidulafungin are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Anidulafungin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Anidulafungin :

Use Anidulafungin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Anidulafungin is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use Anidulafungin for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • If you miss a dose of Anidulafungin , use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Anidulafungin .

Important safety information:

  • Anidulafungin may cause dizziness or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Anidulafungin with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Anidulafungin only works against fungus; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
  • Be sure to use Anidulafungin for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely.
  • Lab tests, including liver function, may be performed while you use Anidulafungin . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Anidulafungin should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Anidulafungin while you are pregnant. It is not known if Anidulafungin is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Anidulafungin , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Anidulafungin :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; headache; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); dark urine; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; irregular heartbeat; leg redness, swelling, or pain; pale stools; seizures; severe or persistent stomach pain; shortness of breath; unusual bruising or bleeding; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Anidulafungin :

Anidulafungin is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Anidulafungin at home, store Anidulafungin as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Anidulafungin out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Anidulafungin , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Anidulafungin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Anidulafungin . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

  • Anidulafungin Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)
  • anidulafungin Intravenous Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
  • Eraxis Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Eraxis Consumer Overview

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