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Caspofungin

Also known as Cancidas

Caspofungin (INN) (brand name Cancidas worldwide) is a lipopeptide antifungal drug from Merck & Co., Inc.. It is a member of a new class of antifungals termed the echinocandins. It works by inhibiting the enzyme β(1,3)-D-Glucan synthase and thereby disturbing the integrity of the fungal cell wall. Caspofungin was the first inhibitor of fungal β-1,3-glucan synthesis to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Caspofungin is administered intravenously.

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Estimated Total Cost: $2503.43 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed caspofungin to treat urinary tract infection, suprapubic pain, rabies, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take caspofungin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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