Caspofungin

In the US, Caspofungin (caspofungin systemic) is a member of the drug class echinocandins and is used to treat Aspergillosis - Invasive, Candida Infections - Systemic, Esophageal Candidiasis and Febrile Neutropenia.

US matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

J02AX04

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0162808-62-0

Chemical Formula

C52-H88-N10-O15

Molecular Weight

1093

Therapeutic Category

Antifungal agent

Chemical Name

(4R,5S)-5-[(2-Aminoethyl)amino]-N²-(10,12-dimethyltetradecanoyl)-4-hydroxy-L-ornithyl-L-threonyl-trans-4-hydroxy-L-prolyl-(S)-4-hydroxy-4-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-L-threonyl-threo-3-hydroxy-L-ornithyl-trans-3-hydroxy-L-proline cyclic (6->1)-peptide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Caspofunginum (Latin)
  • Caspofungin (German)
  • Caspofungine (French)
  • Caspofungina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Cancidas
    Merck, Peru; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Greece; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Italy; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Latvia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Tunisia; MSD, South Africa; HAEMATO pharm, Austria; Merck, Iceland; Merck, South Korea; Merck, United States; Merck Frosst, Canada; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Argentina; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Aruba; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Barbados; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Belgium; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Brazil; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bahamas; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chile; Merck Sharp & Dohme, China; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Costa Rica; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Czech Republic; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Finland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Guatemala; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Honduras; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hungary; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Ireland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Israel; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Jamaica; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Cayman Islands; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mexico; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Nicaragua; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Netherlands; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Norway; Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Panama; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Philippines; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Poland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Romania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Serbia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Russian Federation; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Singapore; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovenia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovakia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, El Salvador; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Thailand; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Trinidad & Tobago; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Taiwan; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Venezuela; Merck Sharp & Dohme-Chibret, France; Merck Sharp & Dome, Dominican Republic; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Denmark; MSD, Sweden
  • CANCIDAS
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany
  • Candidas
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia
  • Intravenous Infusion Cancidas
    Merck, United States

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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