Information about Caspofungin

Caspofungin Uses

Caspofungin is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections.

How Caspofungin works

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

Common side effects of Caspofungin

Chills, Decreased potassium level in blood, Diarrhea, Fever, Increased alkaline phospatase level in blood, Increased liver enzymes, Rash
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Available Medicine for Caspofungin

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HospicaspAlkem Laboratories Ltd
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Expert advice for Caspofungin

  • Caspofungin 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.


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