Caspofungin acetate Injection 50 / 70 mg

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Description

 Caspofungin acetate Injection is indicated in adults and pediatric patients (3 months and older) for teatment of  Empirical therapy for presumed fungal infections in febrile, neutropenic patients,Treatment of candidemia and the othervCandida infections i.e. intra-abdominal abscesses, peritonitis andpleural space infections. It is also used in treatment of  esophagealcandidiasis ,invasive aspergillosis in 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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Additional Information

Anaphylaxis has been reported during administration of CANCIDAS. If this occurs, CANCIDAS should be discontinued and appropriate treatment administered.

Side Effects

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.

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