is Cancidas used for?
Cancidas is used
Candida fungal infections of the blood (candidemia), intra-abdominal
abscesses, peritonitis, and pleural space infections.
It has not been studied in endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and
meningitis due to Candida.
fungal infections (invasive aspergillosis) in adults who are unsuccessful
with or cannot tolerate standard treatments such as amphotericin B, lipid
formulations of amphotericin B, and/or itraconazole. Cancidas was not
studied as an initial treatment for invasive aspergillosis.
Who should not be treated with Cancidas?
You should not be
treated with Cancidas if you are allergic to Cancidas or to any of the
ingredients in Cancidas.
Because the use of
Cancidas with cyclosporin may temporarily increase liver enzymes, this
combination should only be used when the potential benefit outweighs the
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health
care provider if you:
- have or
had liver problems
trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding
Tell your health
care provider about all the medicines you are taking including
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal
supplements. Some medicines
may affect how Cancidas works or Cancidas may affect how your other
medicines work. Be sure to
tell your health care provider if you take tacrolimus (Prografฎ) or
medicines called antivirals.
What are some possible side effects of Cancidas? (This
is not a complete list
of side effects reported with Cancidas. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Cancidas and other
medicines like it can cause a serious allergic reaction. Signs
of a serious allergic reaction are:
of your lips or tongue
Other side effects
For more detailed
information about Cancidas, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.
Date Posted: 11/22/02