How to Take Anidulafungin and Dose of Anidulafungin


Find out how to take Anidulafungin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Anidulafungin


How it should be taken  

IV- It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

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.
Patients should be treated for a minimum of 14 days and for at least 7 days following resolution of symptoms.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for candidemia and other forms of candida infections (intra-abdominal abscess and peritonitis) and esophageal candidiasis. It kills sensitive fungi.  It kills sensitive fungi.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment, children, bronchospasm, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Antifungal therapy should continue for at least 14 days after the last positive culture.

Storage Conditions  

Store unreconstituted vials, reconstituted solution, and diluted solution for infusion between 36 and 46F. Do not freeze. The reconstituted solution may be stored for up to 1 h; the diluted solution for infusion should be administered within 24 h.

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