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Fungicaspin 50mg Injection

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

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.

Fungicaspin 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 Fungicaspin Injection

  • Severe fungal infections

Side effects of Fungicaspin 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 Fungicaspin

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

How to use Fungicaspin Injection

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

How Fungicaspin Injection works

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

What if you forget to take Fungicaspin Injection?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Fungicaspin 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Echinocandins
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OTHERS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fungicaspin 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
Brand(s): Evirenz, Estiva, Efamat
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nevimune
SERIOUS

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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References

  1. Bennett JE. Antifungal Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1583-84.
  2. Sheppard D, Lampiris HW. Antifungal Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 841.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 216-17.
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