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Drug information on Cancidas (50mg) (Caspofungin) from Merck Limited (India)

Cancidas (50mg)

  Injection
Merck Limited (India)
Generic : Caspofungin
 12,500.00
50mg/1Vial
1Vial
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Drug Name : Caspofungin

Caspofungin(Cancidas) generic Cancidas (50mg) is an antifungal drug, prescribed for serious fungal infections. It stops the fungal growth.
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Cancidas
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Cancidas (50mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Cancidas (50mg)

   Heart : Rapid heart rate.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting.

   General : Chills, inflammation, swelling and fever.

   Central Nervous System : Headache.

   Respiratory : Cough and shortness of breath.

   Skin : Rash.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- IV- The usual dose is 50 mg once daily.
Child- A single 70-mg/m² loading dose should be administered on Day 1, followed by 50 mg/m² once daily thereafter.

How to use Cancidas (50mg)?

It comes as a powder (diluted with solution) for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Cancidas (50mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Cancidas (50mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Other Precautions for Cancidas (50mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Cancidas (50mg)

Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C). Do not freeze it.



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