ANIDULAFUNGIN (ERAXIS) Nursing Considerations

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What is the Generic Name

ANIDULAFUNGIN

What is the Trade Name for ANIDULAFUNGIN

ERAXIS

What is the Indication for ANIDULAFUNGIN

  • 1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE ERAXIS is an echinocandin antifungal indicated for the treatment of the following infections: Candidemia and other forms of Candida infections (intra-abdominal abscess and peritonitis) in adults and pediatric patients (1 month of age and older) ( 1.1 ) Esophageal candidiasis in adults ( 1.2 ) Limitations of use ERAXIS has not been studied in adult and pediatric patients with endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and meningitis due to Candida or in sufficient numbers of neutropenic patients. The dosage of ERAXIS for the treatment of Candida dissemination into the CNS and the eye has not been established. ( 1.3 , 5.3 , 8.4 ) ERAXIS is associated with high relapse rates in esophageal candidiasis. ( 1.3 , 14.2 ) 1.1 Candidemia and Other Forms of Candida Infections (Intra-abdominal Abscess and Peritonitis) ERAXIS is indicated for the treatment of candidemia and the following Candida infections: intra-abdominal abscess and peritonitis in adults and pediatric patients 1 month of age and older [see Clinical Studies (14.1) and Microbiology (12.4) ] . 1.2 Esophageal Candidiasis ERAXIS is indicated for the treatment of esophageal candidiasis in adults [see Indications and Usage (1.3) , Clinical Studies (14.2) ] . 1.3 Limitations of Use ERAXIS has not been studied in adult and pediatric patients with endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and meningitis due to Candida , and has not been studied in sufficient numbers of neutropenic patients to determine efficacy in this group. The dosage of ERAXIS for the treatment of Candida dissemination into the CNS and the eye has not been established [see Warning and Precautions (5.3) , Use in Specific Populations (8.4) ]. ERAXIS is associated with high relapse rates in esophageal candidiasis [see Clinical Studies (14.2) ]. 1.4 Usage Specimens for fungal culture and other relevant laboratory studies (including histopathology) should be obtained prior to therapy to isolate and identify causative organism(s). Therapy may be instituted before the results of the cultures and other laboratory studies are known. However, once these results become available, antifungal therapy should be adjusted accordingly.

 

 

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