Q. What is Micanfa sodium/ what is Micanfa IV/ what is Micanfa used to treat/ used for?
Micanfa 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 cover aspergillus/ does Micanfa cover candida glabrata?
Yes, Micanfa is used to treat infections caused by aspergillus & candida glabrata
Q. How does Micanfa work?
Micanfa 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.