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Generic name: anidulafungin


What it does:
Treats esophageal candidiasis, candidemia, and other candida infections

Traditional dosage:
For esophageal candidiasis, 100 mg by injection the first day, followed by followed by 50 mg daily dose thereafter for a minimum of 14 days; for candidemia and other Candida infections, 200 mg by injection the first day, followed by 100 mg daily dose, with the number of days depending on the patient. Eraxis comes as a powder that is mixed with sterile water for infusion

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Effects on women who are pregnant or breast-feeding have not been studied, so discuss possibility of pregnancy with your doctor.

Side effects:
Most serious: Abnormal liver function, anaphylactic shock Other: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
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