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Drug ID: 3d00000042

Drug Name: Caspofungin

Generic Names: Cancidas (50mg)

Category: Antifungals

Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug

OTC: No

Indication for Mother: Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Recommended Dose: Adult- The usual dose is 50 mg once daily.

Child- A single 70-mg/m loading dose should be administered on Day 1, followed by 50 mg/m once daily thereafter.

Recommended In: This medication is an antifungal drug, prescribed for serious fungal infections. It stops the fungal growth.

Directions For Use: It comes as a powder (diluted with solution) for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Storage: Store it in refrigerator (2-8C). Do not freeze it.

Dosage Forms: Reconstituted vials for Intravenous injection

Side Effects: Heart - Rapid heart rate.

Gastrointestinal - Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting.

General - Chills, inflammation, swelling and fever.

Central Nervous System - Headache.

Respiratory - Cough and shortness of breath.

Skin - Rash.

In Case of Overdose: The minimum lethal dose of caspofungin in rats was 50 mg/kg, a dose which is equivalent to 10 times the recommended daily dose based on relative body surface area comparison. So chances of overdose are very less.

Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Drug Interaction: Some products that may interact with this drug include: carbamazepine, cyclosporine, dexamethasone, certain HIV medications (efavirenz, nevirapine), phenytoin, rifampin, tacrolimus.



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