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Ecalta® (anidulafungin) is an echinocandin indicated for the treatment of invasive candidiasis in adults and paediatric patients aged 1 month to < 18 years.

Ecalta® (anidulafungin) Mode of Action

Ecalta selectively inhibits 1,3-β-D glucan synthase, an enzyme present in fungal, but not mammalian cells. This results in inhibition of the formation of 1,3-β-D-glucan, an essential component of the fungal cell wall.


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Considerations for clinical practice

  • A favourable pharmacokinetic profile compared to other echinocandins1
  • No known drug interactions2,3
  • No dose adjustment required in hepatic or renal impairment2
  • Better efficacy and significantly higher global success rate versus the gold standard fluconazole in the treatment of candidaemia4

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COMT, Catechol-O-methyltransferase


  1. Kim R, et al. Expert Opin Pharmacother 2007;8(10):1479–1492.
  2. Ecalta® Summary of Product Characteristics.
  3. Vazquez JA. Clin Ther 2005;27(6):657–673.
  4. Reboli AC, et al. N Engl J Med 2007;356:2472–2482.