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Micanfa 50mg Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Micanfa 50mg Injection is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections. It kills the fungi that cause infections and thus provides relief.

Micanfa 50mg Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self administer. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your liver function should be monitored regularly during treatment.

It may lead to a few common side effects like rash, headache, nausea, vomiting, and increased liver enzymes. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling or redness. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Uses of Micanfa Injection

  • Severe fungal infections

Side effects of Micanfa Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Micanfa

  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Diarrhea
  • Facial swelling
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Low blood platelets
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Vascular dilatation
  • Vomiting
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Micanfa Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Micanfa Injection works

Micanfa 50mg Injection kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Micanfa 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Micanfa 50mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Micanfa 50mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Micanfa 50mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Micanfa 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Micanfa 50mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests may be required.
Liver
CAUTION
Micanfa 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Micanfa 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Micanfa Injection?

If you miss a dose of Micanfa 50mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Micanfa 50mg Injection is given as an injection into vein under the supervision of a doctor.
  • It might make you feel dizzy. If this happens, avoid driving or operating on machinery.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Echinocandins
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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I have been experiencing fungal infections, I develop rings and rashes and they all itch like anything. I formed scars because of it. I have been taking Grisovin FP 250 mg however as long I take it I am relieved, even if I miss it for 1 day I start getting fungus back. On top of that Grisovin FP is difficult to find now, please suggest.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You are having fungal infections severe, you need to change the medicine by skin specialistCan b prescribed under supervisionMeanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day
Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
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FAQs

Q. What is Micanfa 50mg Injection sodium/ what is Micanfa 50mg Injection IV/ what is Micanfa 50mg Injection used to treat/ used for?

Micanfa 50mg Injection is an anti-fungal medication given intravenously (into a vein). It is used for treatment of invasive candidiasis (infection caused by fungi or yeast called candida that have penetrated within the body) and oesophageal candidiasis (fungal infection of the food pipe caused by candida) It is also used to prevent fungal infections in patients who would be receiving stem cell transplantation as a treatment for decreased white blood cells (neutropenia)

Q. Does Micanfa 50mg Injection cover aspergillus/ does Micanfa 50mg Injection cover candida glabrata?

Yes, Micanfa 50mg Injection is used to treat infections caused by aspergillus & candida glabrata

Q. How does Micanfa 50mg Injection work?

Micanfa 50mg Injection is an anti-fungal medication given intravenously (into a vein). It works by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and thus inhibits fungal growth thereby killing sensitive fungi.

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References

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Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Expires on or after: December, 2020

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