Caspofungin

Caspofungin

 

General English name: Caspofungin

Brand: Cancidas

Application: fungal infection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of caspofungin

Caspofungin drug information

The correct amount and method of taking caspofungin

Contraindications to caspofungin

Caspofungin use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Caspofungin on driving

Drug interaction with caspofungin

Caution with caspofungin

Side effects of caspofungin

Complications of caspofungin overdose (caspofungin poisoning)

Storage conditions of Caspofungin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of caspofungin

  • Injectable vial

 

Caspofungin drug information

Fungal infections can sometimes develop inside the body, and these infections can be serious. If your immune system is not working properly, you are more likely to get a fungal infection. Caspofungin is an antifungal drug used to treat serious fungal infections and treats the disease by reducing the growth of the fungus that causes the infection.

 

The correct amount and method of taking caspofungin

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Caspofungin varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • This drug is injected intravenously (within 1 hour) under the supervision of a doctor.
  • The dose and course of treatment with this drug for each person depends on the treatment process, the patient's weight.
  • Caspofungin should be taken for a full period. Do not stop taking the medicine without your doctor's permission.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to caspofungin

  • Note the expiration date of the drug caspofungin, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
  • Never give Caspofungin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with caspofungin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Caspofungin use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of taking Caspofungin on driving

Caspofungin can not make you drowsy or blurred vision, if you do not have these symptoms, you do not need to avoid driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug interaction with caspofungin

It may alter the performance of medications and increase the risk of serious side effects. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.

 

Caution with caspofungin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking caspofungin:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have any liver problems.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of caspofungin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • nausea and vomiting
  • Pain and redness at the injection site
  • Symptoms of liver problems (such as persistent nausea and vomiting, stomach and abdominal pain, dark urine, yellow eyes and skin), Allergic symptoms (shortness of breath and urticaria): If you have such serious side effects, see a doctor right away.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Caspofungin.

 

Complications of caspofungin overdose (caspofungin poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Caspofungin

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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