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MICAFUNGIN - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Mycamine
USES: This medication is used to treat certain fungal infections in the esophagus. 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 infusion into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. It should be injected slowly over 1 hour. The dose and length of treatment depend on your condition and response to therapy.
If you are giving this medication to yourself 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. 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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