Active ingredients: caspofungin
What it is used for
Cancidas 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
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white crystalline powder
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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Cancidas | myVMC
Cancidas contains caspofungin acetate, an antifungal agent which treats candidaemia, oesophageal candidiasis and invasive aspergillosis.
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Cancidas Powder for infusion - myDr.com.au
Cancidas Powder for infusion - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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