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Caspofungin

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Uses

Caspofungin is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections

How it works

Caspofungin kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Sweating, Fever, Rigors, Chills, Shortness of breath, Heart beat irregular, Rash, Joint pain, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased calcium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Abdominal pain, Anemia, Itching, Infusion site itching, Inflammation of a vein, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Increased bilirubin in the blood, Abnormal liver function tests

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)