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What Is 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.

Who Should Not Be Treated With Eraxis?

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

What Are The Risks?

The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Eraxis therapy. However, this list is not complete. 

  • 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

  • What Should I Tell My Healthcare Professional?

 Before you are given Eraxis, tell your healthcare professional if you:

  • have or had liver problems
  • are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding

Can Other Medicines Or Food Affect 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.

How is Eraxis Given?

Eraxis is given through a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional

Date created: April 19, 2006


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