MYCAMINE is a member of a newer class of antifungal agents, the echinocandins. MYCAMINE inhibits an enzyme essential for fungal cell-wall synthesis and is fungicidal (lethal) for Candida.
Important Safety Information
MYCAMINE is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
Isolated cases of serious hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid) reactions (including shock) have been reported in patients receiving MYCAMINE.
Isolated cases of clinically significant hepatic dysfunction, hepatitis, worsening hepatic failure, renal dysfunction, acute renal failure, hemolysis, or hemolytic anemia have occurred in some patients who have received MYCAMINE. Patients who develop these conditions, or abnormal liver or renal function tests, should be monitored for worsening function and evaluated for risk/benefit of continuing MYCAMINE therapy.
Adverse events with MYCAMINE included mental confusion and possible histamine-mediated symptoms (including rash, pruritus, facial swelling, and vasodilatation).
About Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., located in Deerfield, Illinois, is a U.S.
affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Astellas is a pharmaceutical
company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world
through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.
The organization is committed to becoming a global category leader in
focused areas by combining outstanding R&D and marketing capabilities. In
the U.S., Astellas markets products in the areas of immunology, urology,
anti-infectives, cardiovascular and dermatology. For more information abou
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