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ERAXIS® (anidulafungin) Warnings and Precautions


5.1 Hepatic Adverse Reactions

Laboratory abnormalities in liver tests have been seen in healthy volunteers and pediatric patients treated with ERAXIS. In some patients with serious underlying medical conditions who were receiving multiple concomitant medications along with ERAXIS, clinically significant hepatic abnormalities have occurred. Isolated cases of significant hepatic dysfunction, hepatitis, or hepatic failure have been reported in patients; a causal relationship to ERAXIS has not been established [see Adverse Reactions (6.1) and Nonclinical Toxicology (13.2)]. Patients who develop abnormal liver tests during ERAXIS therapy should be monitored for evidence of worsening hepatic tests and evaluated for risk/benefit of continuing ERAXIS therapy.

5.2 Anaphylactic and Hypersensitivity Reactions

Anaphylactic reactions, including shock were reported with the use of ERAXIS. If these reactions occur, ERAXIS should be discontinued and appropriate treatment administered [see Adverse Reactions (6)].

Infusion-related adverse reactions, possibly histamine-mediated, have been reported with ERAXIS, including rash, urticaria, flushing, pruritus, bronchospasm, dyspnea, and hypotension [see Adverse Reactions (6)]. To reduce occurrence of these reactions, do not exceed a rate of ERAXIS infusion of 1.1 mg/minute [see Dosage and Administration (2.4)].

5.3 Risk of Neonatal Toxicity Associated with Polysorbates

ERAXIS contains polysorbate 80, an inactive ingredient. Thrombocytopenia, renal dysfunction, hepatomegaly, cholestasis, ascites, hypotension, and metabolic acidosis have been reported in low-birth weight infants receiving high doses of polysorbate. Polysorbate toxicity has not been reported with ERAXIS. ERAXIS is not approved in pediatric patients younger than 1 month of age [see Indications and Usage (1.1, 1.3), Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

5.4 Risk in Patients with Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)

ERAXIS contains fructose, an inactive ingredient, and may precipitate a metabolic crisis that may include, but is not limited to life-threatening hypoglycemia, hypophosphatemia, lactic acidosis, and hepatic failure in patients with HFI. Obtain careful history of HFI symptoms (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain) with fructose/sucrose exposure prior to ERAXIS administration because a diagnosis of HFI may not yet be established in pediatric patients [see Contraindications (4) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

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