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Cancidas (50mg) (Caspofungin) Drug Price and Information

Caspofungin (Cancidas (50mg)) is an antifungal drug, prescribed for serious fungal infections.  It stops the fungal growth.

Cancidas (50mg)

MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Generic : Caspofungin
Price Updated on Mar 23, 2023
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Drug information on Cancidas (50mg) (Caspofungin) from MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team

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

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.

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.

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 Should Cancidas (50mg) not be taken? (Contraindications)



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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