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Eraxis Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Eraxis
Generic Name: anidulafungin (Pronunciation: a nid yoo luh FUN jin)
- What is anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
- What are the possible side effects of anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
- What is the most important information I should know about anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
- How is anidulafungin given (Eraxis)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Eraxis)?
- What happens if I overdose (Eraxis)?
- What should I avoid while using anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
- What other drugs will affect anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
Anidulafungin is an antifungal antibiotic that fights infections caused by fungus.
Anidulafungin treats candida (yeast) infections in the blood, or in the stomach or esophagus.
Anidulafungin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using anidulafungin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
- low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling).
Less serious side effects may include:
- hot flashes;
- diarrhea or constipation;
- nausea, vomiting; or
- pain, swelling, or irritation where the medicine was injected.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Eraxis (anidulafungin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about anidulafungin (Eraxis)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to anidulafungin, caspofungin (Cancidas), micafungin (Mycamine), or similar antifungal medicines.
Before using anidulafungin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease.
There may be other drugs that can interact with anidulafungin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Anidulafungin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Additional Eraxis Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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