Micafungin

generic for Mycamine

What is Micafungin?

Common Brand(s): Mycamine

This medication is used to treat a variety of fungal infections. It is also used to prevent fungal infections in patients who are having a stem cell transplant. Micafungin belongs to a class of drugs known as echinocandins. It works by stopping the growth of fungi.

Uses

  • disseminated candidiasis
  • prevention of disseminated candidiasis
  • esophageal candidiasis
  • candidal septicemia
  • Candida peritonitis
  • candidemia
  • refractory oropharyngeal candidiasis

Usage Instructions

This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once a day over 1 hour. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight.

If you are using this medication 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.

Infusion reactions may happen while you are receiving the drug. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as flushing or dizziness.

Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

Storage

Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.