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Ecalta® (anidulafungin)

What is ECALTA and what is it used for?

ECALTA contains the active substance anidulafungin and is prescribed in adults to treat a type of fungal infection of the blood or other internal organs called invasive candidiasis. The infection is caused by fungal cells (yeasts) called Candida.

ECALTA belongs to a group of medicines called echinocandins. These medicines are used to treat serious fungal infections.

ECALTA prevents normal development of fungal cell walls. In the presence of ECALTA, fungal cells have incomplete or defective cell walls, making them fragile or unable to grow.

ECALTA can only be obtained with a prescription and should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor.

 

Reference information

If you would like to see the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) or Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for ECALTA these can be found at the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC).

 

PP-ERA-GBR-0201 / June 2018

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If you get any side effects when taking this or any other medicine, talk to your doctor or other relevant health professional e.g. pharmacist, nurse.. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the packaging leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.