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.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $2503.43 for an average of 7 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed caspofungin to treat urinary tract infection, suprapubic pain, rabies, and pick disease.
Patients taking caspofungin most commonly experience side effects like chills, fever, and thrombophlebitis.
|Increased heart rate|
|Shortness of breath|
|High blood pressure|
|Itching of skin|
|Itching of unknown cause|