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Casponex 50mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

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

Casponex 50mg 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 liver function should be monitored regularly during treatment.

It may lead to a few common side effects like rash, decreased potassium level in 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 Casponex Injection

Side effects of Casponex Injection

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Decreased potassium level in blood
    You will need a blood test to find out if your potassium levels are low. Your doctor might suggest using a salt substitute which contains potassium. Some foods which are good sources of potassium include fruit (especially bananas), vegetables, pulses, nuts and seeds, milk, fish, chicken and bread.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Increased liver enzymes
    There may be no symptoms, so your doctor should carry out a blood test and give you advice. Some lifestyle changes can bring down levels of liver enzymes. In general, you will need to stop drinking alcohol or limit the amount you drink, lose weight and keep active. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Eat a healthy diet. Some particular foods like nuts, fatty fish, coffee, tea, olive oil, sprouts and bananas may be beneficial. Try to control stress as this can make your symptoms worse.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Casponex Injection

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

How Casponex Injection works

Casponex 50mg 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 Casponex 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Casponex 50mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Casponex 50mg 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 Casponex 50mg 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
Casponex 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Casponex 50mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Casponex 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Casponex 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Casponex 50mg Injection in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Casponex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Casponex 50mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Casponex 50mg 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Casponex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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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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