Generic Name : Anidulafungin Pronunciation : a nid yoo luh FUN jin Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals ICD Code : Y40.7♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
International- Eraxis. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for candida infections and esophageal candidiasis. It kills sensitive fungi. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Candida infections- Loading Dose- The recommended dose is a single 200 on Day 1, followed by 100 mg daily dose thereafter.
Esophageal candidiasis- Loading Dose- The recommended dose is a single 100 mg on Day 1, followed by 50 mg daily dose thereafter. How it should be taken :
IV- It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
♦* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment, children, bronchospasm, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Most Common - Rash, hives, flushing, itching, asthma, difficulty in breathing, and low blood pressure.
Blood - Decrease in platelets.
Heart - Heart block, abnormal heart rhyth, high blood pressure and flushing.
Eye - Eye pain, vision blurred and visual disturbances.
Gastrointestinal - Abdominal pain upper, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, fecal incontinence, nausea and vomiting.
General - Infusion related reaction, swelling in the extremities and rigors.
Liver - Abnormal liver function tests and liver damage.
Metabolic - Increase in blood minerals.
Musculoskeletal - Back pain.
Central Nervous System - Convulsion, dizziness, and headache.
Respiratory - Cough.
Skin - Redness and increased sweating.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2°C – 8°C). Do not freeze.
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