"Below is a list of the most popular prescription drugs dispensed in 2011 with links to drug monographs. The list may include the medication brand name and generic name.
Note: This information pertains to U.S. prescriptions only./"...
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MICAFUNGIN - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Mycamine
USES: This medication is used to treat a variety of fungal infections (such as candidemia, esophageal candidiasis). It is also used to prevent fungal infections if you are having a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, since people with weak immune systems have a higher risk of fungal infections.
Micafungin belongs to a class of drugs known as echinocandins. It works by stopping the growth of fungus.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is usually given once a day. It should be injected slowly over 1 hour. The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight.
If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional.
Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
This medication is given by injection into a vein, as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. Rash, itchy skin, swelling of the face, dizziness, and low blood pressure may occur if this medication is given too quickly. Therefore, it is important to inject this medication slowly over 1 hour. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Do not mix or inject micafungin with other medications.
Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Continue using this medication for the full time prescribed. Stopping this medication too soon may allow fungus to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of your infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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