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Caspofungin

In the US, Caspofungin (caspofungin systemic) is a member of the drug class echinocandins and is used to treat Aspergillosis - Invasive, Candidemia, 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-Aminoetyl)amino]-N²-(10,12-dimetyltetradecanoyl)-4-hydroxy-L-ornityl-L-treonyl-trans-4-hydroxy-L-prolyl-(S)-4-hydroxy-4-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-L-treonyl-treo-3-hydroxy-L-ornityl-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 Sharp & Dohme, Ecuador; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Greece; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Italy; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Japan; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lebanon; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Tunisia; MSD, Denmark; MSD, Peru; MSD, South Africa
  • Casfung
    Glenmark, India
  • Cancidas
    Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck, Canada; Merck, Iceland; Merck, South Korea; Merck, United States; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Belgium; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Brazil; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chile; Merck Sharp & Dohme, China; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Colombia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Czech Republic; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Ireland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Israel; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mexico; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Philippines; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Portugal; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Romania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Serbia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Singapore; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovenia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovakia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Taiwan; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Venezuela; MSD, Argentina; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Costa Rica; MSD, Guatemala; MSD, Honduras; MSD, Nicaragua; MSD, Netherlands; MSD, Norway; MSD, Panama; MSD, Sweden; MSD, El Salvador; MSD, Thailand; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; MSD Pharma, Hungary
  • CANCIDAS
    MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

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

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