Capofin 70 mg Injection

Manufactured byIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Description

Capofin 70 mg Injection is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the stomach, blood, lungs, and esophagus.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Capofin 70 mg Injection

  • Chills and fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Wheezing
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Capofin 70 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Invasive Aspergillosis
  • Candidemia
  • Esophageal Candidiasis
  • Febrile Neutropenia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to caspofungin acetate or any other inactive component present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Anaphylaxis

This medicine may cause serious anaphylactic reactions. Close monitoring of the patients for any signs or symptoms of anaphylactic reactions is recommended. Appropriate corrective measures and replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Other Medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe side effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including herbs and supplements before receiving treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is administered by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Tacrolimus

Cyclosporine

Rifampicin

Dexamethasone

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of serious side effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be administered only by a qualified healthcare professional. Carefully follow all the instructions given by your doctor. It is advised that you report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Capofin 70 mg Injection slows the growth of and kills the fungi causing the infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Echinocandins

Schedule

N/A

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