Eraxis

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    Brand Name:Eraxis
    Generic:Anidulafungin
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2006-02-17 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Pfizer
Vicuron Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021632s000,021948s000lbl.pdf
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021632s004.pdf

About Eraxis

Eraxis is used for the treatment of fungal infections caused by the fungus Candida.

Eraxis has been studied in patients with Candida infection in the bloodstream and in other sites in the body, including the abdomen and esophagus.

Eraxis has not been studied to treat the following infections caused by Candida:

  • endocarditis
  • osteomyelitis
  • meningitis

Eraxis has not been effectively studied in patients with a white blood cell disorder called neutropenia.

Eraxis has not been studied well in children.

Side Effects of Eraxis

  • Allergic reaction. Symptoms include:
    • rash
    • hives
    • redness of the skin
    • itching
    • shortness of breath
    • low blood pressure
  • Liver damage. Eraxis may cause abnormal results in blood tests for liver function. The risk of liver damage may be worsened when Eraxis is given to patients with serious medical conditions who are also taking several other medicines. Your healthcare professional may do blood tests to monitor your liver function.
  • Some common side effects with Eraxis include:
    • diarrhea
    • headache
    • nausea

Who Should Not Take Eraxis

You should not be given Eraxis if you are allergic to Eraxis, any of its ingredients or to other antifungal medicines like Eraxis.

Interactions with Eraxis

Eraxis may interact with other medicines. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.

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