Caspofungin treats severe fungal infections. Is administered through the vein (IV). Rapid heartbeat, headaches, and skin rashes can occur with this medication.
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Uses of Caspofungin
Caspofungin is used in the treatment of:
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Caspofungin Brand Names
Caspofungin may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Caspofungin Drug Class
Caspofungin is part of the drug class:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
This is not a complete list of Caspofungindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Caspofungin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Caspofungin falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Caspofungin should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Caspofungin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take caspofungin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Caspofungin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Caspofungin is available in the following doses:
- Caspofungin 50 Mg Intravenous Powder For Injection
- Caspofungin 70 Mg Intravenous Powder For Injection
Forms of Medication
Caspofungin is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution