What is Cancidas used for?

What is Cancidas used for?

Caspofungin (Cancidas) is an antifungal medication. It treats infections caused by fungi. Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria. I always have nausea and vomiting right after I receive my dose of caspofungin (Cancidas).

How do you administer caspofungin?

Method of administration After reconstitution and dilution, the solution should be administered by slow intravenous infusion over approximately 1 hour. For reconstitution directions see section 6.6. Both 70 mg and 50 mg vials are available. Caspofungin should be given as a single daily infusion.

What is caspofungin used to treat?

Caspofungin injection is used to treat serious fungal infections, including candidemia (fungal infection in the blood), esophageal candidiasis (fungal infection of the esophagus), other candida infections, and aspergillosis (fungal infection in the lungs).

How do you dissolve caspofungin?

Aseptically add 10.8 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, Sterile Water for Injection, Bacteriostatic Water for Injection with methylparaben and propylparaben, or Bacteriostatic Water for Injection with 0.9% benzyl alcohol to the vial. The white to off-white cake will dissolve completely.

Is caspofungin oral?

Caspofungin is administered intravenously.

Is caspofungin an antibiotic?

Caspofungin acetate is an antifungal antibiotic that inhibits synthesis of 1,3-β-d-glucan, an essential component of the fungal cell wall. While caspofungin causes cell death in yeasts and dimorphic fungi such as Candida albicans, its effect on Aspergillus fumigatus is less well understood.

How do you use caspofungin acetate injection?

Administer a single 70-mg loading dose on Day 1, followed by 50 mg once daily thereafter. Duration of treatment should be dictated by the patient’s clinical and microbiological response. In general, continue antifungal therapy for at least 14 days after the last positive culture.

Which tablet is best for fungus?

Common names for antifungal medicines include:

  • clotrimazole (Canesten)
  • econazole.
  • miconazole.
  • terbinafine (Lamisil)
  • fluconazole (Diflucan)
  • ketoconazole (Daktarin)
  • nystatin (Nystan)
  • amphotericin.

What type of drug is Cancidas?

Cancidas Description. Cancidas is a sterile, lyophilized product for intravenous (IV) infusion that contains a semisynthetic lipopeptide (echinocandin) compound synthesized from a fermentation product of Glarea lozoyensis. Cancidas is an echinocandin antifungal that inhibits the synthesis of β…

What are the contraindications for Cancidas?

Cancidas is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any component of this product [see Adverse Reactions (6)]. Anaphylaxis and other hypersensitivity reactions have been reported during administration of Cancidas.

What are the forms and strengths of Cancidas 70 mg?

Dosage Forms and Strengths. Cancidas 70 mg is a white to off-white lyophilized cake or powder for reconstitution in a single-dose glass vial with a yellow/orange aluminum band and a plastic cap. Cancidas 70-mg vial contains 70 mg of caspofungin equivalent to 77.7 mg of caspofungin acetate.

What is the difference between Cancidas 50 mg and NDC 0006 3822 10?

Cancidas 50 mg is a lyophilized white to off-white cake or powder for intravenous infusion supplied in single-dose vials with a red aluminum band and a plastic cap. NDC 0006-3822-10 supplied as one single-dose vial.

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