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Anidulafungin

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Uses

Anidulafungin is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections

How it works

Anidulafungin kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Fever, Anemia, Joint pain, Abdominal pain, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Decreased calcium level in blood, Decreased white blood cell count, Rigors, Diarrhoea, Inflammation of a vein, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Abnormal liver function tests

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Expert advice

  • Anidulafungin may cause rash, shock, low blood pressure, flushing, or constriction of air passages after administration. Stop taking this medicine immediately if you develop any such reaction.
  • You may develop abnormal liver function tests and/or hepatic dysfunction while on anidulafungin therapy. Your liver function should be monitored regularly during treatment.
  • You may need monitoring if you are about to receive any anesthetic during your treatment with anidulafungin.
  • It is important to finish your full course of anidulafungin to help treat your infection completely.
  • Do not start or stop taking any other medicines along with anidulafungin.

Frequently asked questions

Anidulafungin

Q. What is anidulafungin used for?
Anidulafungin is used to treat fungal infection (Candida infections) of the blood or other internal organs.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)