Mycamine

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    Brand Name:Mycamine
    Generic:Micafungin Sodium
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2005-03-16 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Astellas Pharma Inc.
Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
Intravenous and Injectables
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2005/21506,21754lbl.pdf
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021506s009lbl.pdf

About Mycamine

Mycamine is a prescription medicine that is injected into the vein. It is used in adults to:

  • treat a fungus infection in the tube that connects the mouth and stomach (esophagus) called “esophageal candidiasis”.
  • prevent fungal infections caused by Candida in patients who are undergoing a stem cell transplant.

Mycamine has not been studied to treat other types of fungus infections.

Mycamine has not been studied in children.

Side Effects of Mycamine

Mycamine can cause serious side effects such as:

  • Serious allergic reactions. These serious and life-threatening allergic reactions, including shock, may happen while you are receiving Mycamine. You will get emergency medical treatment if this happens.
  • Liver problems. Serious liver problems include liver inflammation or worsening of liver failure. Mycamine may cause abnormal liver function tests. Your healthcare professional should watch you closely for worsening liver function.
  • Kidney problems. Mycamine may cause kidney problems, kidney failure, and abnormal kidney function tests. Your healthcare professional should watch you closely for worsening kidney function.
  • Blood problems. Mycamine may cause problems with red blood cells called hemolysis or hemolytic anemia. Your healthcare professional should watch you closely for worsening blood disorder.
  • Common side effects includerash, mental confusion, itching, facial swelling, and relaxing of blood vessels (vasodilation). Mycamine may also cause injection site reactions such as inflammation of the veins.

Who Should Not Take Mycamine

Do not use Mycamine if you are allergic to Mycamine or any ingredients in Mycamine.

Interactions with Mycamine

Mycamine and other medicines may interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially, tell your healthcare professional if you take:

  • sirolimus (Rapamune)
  • nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat CC)

The doses of these medicines may need to be reduced while you are receiving Mycamine.

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