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Micafungin IV

Permitted Indications

Only on the advice of an Intensive Care Physician or Medical Microbiologist for:

Treatment of invasive candidiasis in adults, elderly and children (including neonates).  Use is restricted to intensive care units and the decision to use micafungin should take into account a potential risk for the development of liver tumours.  Micafungin should therefore only be used if other antifungals are not appropriate. 

Third-line echinocandin for adults and second-line for paediatric, non-neutropenic patients in intensive care units.

Wards Stocked

Not routinely stocked in pharmacy