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Anidulafungin

INFORMATION

Uses

Anidulafungin is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections.

How it works

Anidulafungin is an antibiotic which belongs to class of medication called echinocandins. It works by preventing normal development of fungal cell walls thereby inhibiting the growth of fungus.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Liver enzyme increased, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Convulsion, Increased blood pressure, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Headache, Hepatobiliary disorder, Increased glucose level in blood, Decreased potassium level in blood, Increased creatinine level in blood, Itching, Vomiting

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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 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)