Active ingredients: caspofungin
What it is used for
CANCIGIN is indicated for: Empirical therapy for presumed fungal infections in febrile, neutropenic patients whose fever has failed to respond to broad-spectrum antibiotics Treatment of: - Invasive Candidiasis, including candidaemia - Oesophageal Candidiasis - Invasive Aspergillosis in patients who are refractory to or intolerant of other therapies.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Lyophilized white to off-white cake or powder
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient caspofungin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems