Casfung 70mg Injection

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Casfung 70mg Injection is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections. It kills the fungi that cause these infections and thus provides relief.

Casfung 70mg Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your doctor may monitor your liver function regularly during treatment.

Casfung 70mg Injection may lead to a few common side effects like rash, decreased potassium level in the blood, fever, increased liver enzymes, chills, and diarrhea. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Casfung Injection

  • Severe fungal infections

Benefits of Casfung Injection

In Severe fungal infections

Casfung 70mg Injection works by killing the fungi which can cause serious infections. It is given by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. It usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all the fungi and yeast causing the infection are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Casfung Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Casfung

  • Chills
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Increased alkaline phospatase level in blood
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Rash

How to use Casfung Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Casfung Injection works

Casfung 70mg Injection kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Casfung 70mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Casfung 70mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Casfung 70mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Casfung 70mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Casfung 70mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Casfung 70mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Casfung 70mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Casfung 70mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Casfung 70mg Injection in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Casfung Injection?

If you miss a dose of Casfung 70mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Casfung 70mg Injection is given as a slow drip into vein (IV infusion) under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Echinocandins
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OTHERS
Action Class
Fungal cell wall synthesis inhibitor (Echiocandins)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Casfung with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nevimune
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Patient concerns

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I have been experiencing fungal infections, I develop rings and rashes and they all itch like anything. I formed scars because of it. I have been taking Grisovin FP 250 mg however as long I take it I am relieved, even if I miss it for 1 day I start getting fungus back. On top of that Grisovin FP is difficult to find now, please suggest.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You are having fungal infections severe, you need to change the medicine by skin specialistCan b prescribed under supervisionMeanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day
Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
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FAQs

Q. What is Casfung 70mg Injection used to treat?

Casfung 70mg Injection is used to treat serious fungal as well as yeast infections in the blood, stomach, lungs, and food pipe (esophagus).

Q. Is Casfung 70mg Injection an antibiotic?

Yes, Casfung 70mg Injection is an antifungal antibiotic. It kills the fungi and yeast causing serious infections and helps in clearing the infection.

Q. How is Casfung 70mg Injection administered?

Casfung 70mg Injection should be administered as an injection into a vein under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only usually once a day. It should be injected slowly over 1 hour and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Casfung 70mg Injection.

Q. What does Casfung 70mg Injection target?

Casfung 70mg Injection targets an essential component of the outermost layer (cell wall) of the fungus, called beta-(1,3)-D-glucan. This component is present in the Aspergillus species and Candida species but not present in mammalian cells. Casfung 70mg Injection stops the synthesis of this component and this kills the fungus, inhibits further growth, thereby clearing the infection.

Q. Is Casfung 70mg Injection effective?

Casfung 70mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Casfung 70mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: October, 2021

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