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Caspofungin

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    Caspofungin

    • Mechanism of Action
    • Inhibits synthesis of beta (1,3)-D-glucan, an essential component of the fungal / yeast cell wall.
    • Microbiology
    • Effective against severe Candida infection and invasive aspergillosis.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Febrile neutropaenia with suspected fungal source
    • Invasive candidiasis
    • Refractory invasive aspergillosis
    • Adverse Effects
    • Hypersensitivity reactions
    • Headache
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