Disease Information for Caspofungin (Cancidas) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Flashing Spots/Lights in Vision
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Drug induced Hepatic toxicity
Toxic hepatitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Antibiotic/Antimicrobial drugs (category)
DRUG/Anti-Candida medication
DRUG/Antifungal cell wall effect (beta,1,3 d-glucan)
DRUG/Antifungal Echinocandins class (ex)
DRUG/Antifungal medication (examples)
DRUG/Antifungal/systemic antibiotic (example)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
admin, Caspofungin (Cancidas), Brand name/Cancidas (Caspofungin)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/.$$$$$ Most Expensive
DRUG/2002 new drug (RX)
DRUG/2003 New Drug (RX)
DRUG/Dose 50 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Injectable medication (parenteral)
DRUG/Injectable preparation only
DRUG/Intravenous administraton RX
DRUG/Intravenous only RX
Definition

Antifungal antibiotic systemic drug; parenteral preparation; newer echinocandins with good activity against yeast and aspergillosis; replaces Amphotericin B for candidemia; [also micafungin and anidulafungin

iv are effective echinocandins]

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