Cancidas Caspofungin Acetate and/or alternatives

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Cancidas 70mg

Manufacturer: Merck Sharp & Dohme Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey

Cancidas 50mg

Manufacturer: Merck Sharp & Dohme Source Country : Turkey

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Description of Cancidas

The generic name of Cancidas is caspofugin Acetate. It belongs to the Echinocandins class of medications. It is an antifungal drug. You can buy Cancidas online in the following forms:

  • 50 mg for IV Infusion
  • 70 mg for IV Infusion

Indications & Dosage of Cancidas

Cancidas treats fungal infections in the lungs, stomach, esophagus and other internal organs. It works by inhibiting glucan synthesis in the cell wall. Cancidas is administered via an intravenous infusion. The powder must be properly mixed with a diluent. Don’t self-inject Cancidas without proper knowledge of the procedure, IV tubing, disposal of needles etc.

Liquids containing glucose or dextrose should not be mixed with the powder.

Caspofugin powder is to be stored in the refrigerator but not frozen. Before mixing the powder with liquid, take it out and let it to set at room temperature.

The initial recommended dosage in adults is 50 mg daily. If this dosage is well tolerated but doesn’t show significant results, it can be increased to 70 mg daily. Usually, it is administered for at least 14 days.

In empirical therapy, Candidemia, and other Candida infections, a 70 mg dose is given on Day 1 and 50 mg daily thereafter.

In patients with hepatic impairment, the recommended dosage is 35 mg daily. However, 70 mg is administered (if recommended) on day 1.

Side Effects & Interactions of Cancidas

If you buy Cancidas and use it, you may experience some side effects such as:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Itching or skin rash

Though these effects are not severe, you may consult the doctor if such symptoms persist.

Cancidas may cause some more severe side effects such as :

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling on lips, face, tongue or throat
  • Irritation, swelling around IV needle
  • Body ache, flu, fever
  • Muscle cramps
  • Uneven heartbeat
  • Stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice, clay-colored stools

If ignored, these conditions may prove dangerous. Therefore, seek immediate medical help if you have these symptoms

There are many drugs that may interact with Cancidas. Some of them are:

  • Tacrolimus(Prograf)
  • Cyclosporine(Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Efavirenz (Sustiva)
  • Nevirapine(Viramune)
  • Phentoin(Dilantin)
  • Carbamazepine(Tegretol, Carbatrol)

The above list is not all-inclusive. Some other drugs may also interact with Cancidas and cause adverse effects. Therefore, inform the doctor about all the drugs you take beforehand

Warnings & precautions of Cancidas

Don’t buy Cancidas if you are allergic to caspofugin. Inform the doctor if you have:

  • Liver disease
  • Had liver, kidney or heart transplant

Cancidas is a pregnancy category C drug. Though it is not clear whether the drug is harmful for an unborn baby, you must inform the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Cancidas. It is also not clear whether Cancidas passes into breast milk. Therefore, inform the doctor if you are nursing a child to be on the safe side.



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