PATIENT MEDICATION

Micafungin

 

Description

Micafungin (also called Mycamine) is a medicine used to treat a type of fungal infection called aspergillosis. Patients receive micafungin when their infections do not respond to other medicines or when they cannot tolerate other medicines. Micafungin is available as a clear liquid that is given into a vein (IV).

Possible side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Temporary changes in liver function
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Feeling of warmth

These are the most common side effects, but there may be others. Please report all side effects to the doctor or nurse.

In case of a severe side effect or reaction, call the doctor, nurse or pharmacist at 595-3300. If you are outside the Memphis area, dial toll-free 1-866-2STJUDE (1-866-278-5833), and press 0 once the call is connected.

Special instructions

  • Micafungin is given one time a day over at least a one-hour time period.
  • If you have abnormal liver or kidney function, tell your doctor before receiving micafungin.
  • Micafungin may be used with other medicines to treat your fungal infection.
  • Micafungin may increase the blood levels of the medicines sirolimus and nifedipine.
  • Always tell your doctor if you are taking either of these medicines, or if you start taking any new medicine while you are receiving micafungin.

 

This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.

St. Jude complies with health care-related federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

ATTENTION: If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-866-278-5833 (TTY: 1-901-595-1040).

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