GENERIC NAME(S): caspofungin acetate


USES: Caspofungin is used to treat a variety of fungal infections. Caspofungin belongs to a class of drugs known as echinocandins. It works by stopping the growth of fungi.


HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once a day over 1 hour. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). In children, the dosage is also based on their body size. If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely. Infusion reactions may happen while you are receiving the drug. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as fever, chills, shortness of breath, flushing, or dizziness. Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: See also How to Use section. Swelling/redness/irritation at the injection site, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, or headache may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, dark urine, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin), swelling ankles/feet/hands, fast/irregular heartbeat, muscle cramps. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.


PRECAUTIONS: Before using caspofungin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other echinocandin antifungal drugs (such as anidulafungin, micafungin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.


OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.


No Reviews Yet


Caspofungin injection is used to treat certain fungal infections, including esophageal candidiasis and invasive aspergillosis.

Caspofungin works by inhibiting the synthesis of fungal cell walls, leading to the destruction of the fungal cell and ultimately killing the fungus.

Caspofungin is given by intravenous infusion. It is usually administered once daily and the dosage may vary depending on the specific infection being treated.

Common side effects of Caspofungin injection include fever, nausea, diarrhea, headache, rash, and elevated liver enzymes. It is important to consult a healthcare professional if any severe or persistent side effects occur.

Caspofungin may interact with certain medications, such as cyclosporine, sirolimus, and certain anticoagulants. It is important to inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking to avoid potential interactions.

The duration of Caspofungin treatment depends on the specific fungal infection being treated. It can range from a few weeks to several months. Follow the prescribed treatment regimen recommended by your doctor.

Caspofungin should only be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding if the benefits outweigh the potential risks. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits with your healthcare provider before using this medication.

Caspofungin injection is approved for use in children, but the dosage and duration of treatment may vary based on the child's age, weight, and overall health. Consult a healthcare professional for appropriate pediatric dosing.

If you miss a dose, contact your healthcare provider to determine the next appropriate steps. It is important not to double the dose to make up for a missed dose.


IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.