Information about Micafungin

Micafungin Uses

Micafungin is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections.

How Micafungin works

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

Common side effects of Micafungin

Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased white blood cell count, Diarrhea, Facial swelling, Fever, Headache, Itching, Low blood platelets, Nausea, Rash, Vascular dilatation, Vomiting
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Last updated:
18 Feb 2020 | 11:51 AM (UTC)
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Available Medicine for Micafungin

61261 variant(s)
MycamineAstellas Pharma Inc
5911 to ₹116402 variant(s)
MicanfaIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
58991 variant(s)
MicafungGufic Bioscience Ltd
5999 to ₹129992 variant(s)
FungofineDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
59001 variant(s)
VinmicaVinder Pharma
6650 to ₹128002 variant(s)
IbimicaIndiabulls pharmaceutical ltd
54461 variant(s)
MicazarFusion Healthcare Pvt Ltd
59391 variant(s)

Expert advice for Micafungin

  • Micafungin 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.

Frequently asked questions for Micafungin


Q. What is Micafungin sodium/ what is Micafungin IV/ what is Micafungin used to treat/ used for?

Micafungin 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 Micafungin cover aspergillus/ does Micafungin cover candida glabrata?

Yes, Micafungin is used to treat infections caused by aspergillus & candida glabrata

Q. How does Micafungin work?

Micafungin 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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