Caspofungin Pharmacology


About Caspofungin
Caspofungin is an antifungal drug which inhibits the enzyme glucan synthase in the fungus which is used for the synthesis of 1, 3 beta D-glucan. Glucan is the essential component of fungal cell walls. By inhibiting glucan synthesis intern it inhibits cell wall synthesis and death of fungi.
Mechanism of Action of Caspofungin
Pharmacokinets of Caspofungin
Absorption: It is completely absorbed after parenteral administration. Distribution: It is widely distributed in the body. Excretion: It is excreted in faeces and urine.
Onset of Action for Caspofungin
Duration of Action for Caspofungin
Half Life of Caspofungin
Side Effects of Caspofungin
7.Feeling of warmath
Contra-indications of Caspofungin
Hypersensitivity to Caspofungin
Special Precautions while taking Caspofungin
Hepatic impairment
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Caspofungin
2.Intra abdominal abscess
4.Eosophageal candidiasis
Interactions for Caspofungin
Typical Dosage for Caspofungin
Loading dose: 70mg/day as single dose, followed by 50mg depending on the severity of infection
Eosophageal candidiasis: 50mg/day as single dose,
Schedule of Caspofungin
Storage Requirements for Caspofungin
Stored at 15 - 30 degree C. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Caspofungin
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Caspofungin
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Caspofungin in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for caspofungin and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for caspofungin may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take caspofungin only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for caspofungin before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for caspofungin with the pharmacy.

Caspofungin is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for caspofungin might be better known than caspofungin itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have caspofungin in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for caspofungin.