Caspofungin acetate Injection is indicated in adults and pediatric patients (3 months and older) for teatment of Empirical therapy for presumed fungal infections infebrile, neutropenic patients,Treatment of candidemia and the othervCandida infections i.e. intra-abdominal abscesses, peritonitisandpleural space infections. It is also used in treatment of esophagealcandidiasis,invasive aspergillosisin patients who are refractory to or intolerant of other therapies . Caspofungin acetate is an echinocandin that inhibits the synthesis of β (1,3)-D-glucan, an integral component of the fungal cell wall.
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Anaphylaxis has been reported during administration of CANCIDAS. If this occurs, CANCIDAS should be discontinued and appropriate treatment administered.
Serious side effect includes:
pain, swelling, or vein irritation around the IV needle;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
swelling in your hands or feet;
weakness, muscle cramps, pounding or uneven heart beats; or
nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice.