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Cancidas Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is caspofungin (Cancidas)?
- What are the possible side effects of caspofungin (Cancidas)?
- What is the most important information I should know about caspofungin (Cancidas)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving caspofungin (Cancidas)?
- How is caspofungin given (Cancidas)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cancidas)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cancidas)?
- What should I avoid while receiving caspofungin (Cancidas)?
- What other drugs will affect caspofungin (Cancidas)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cancidas)?
Since caspofungin is usually given by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that you will miss a dose. If you are using the injections at home and you miss a dose, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cancidas)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving caspofungin (Cancidas)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect caspofungin (Cancidas)?
The following drugs can interact with caspofungin. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- tacrolimus (Prograf);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- efavirenz (Sustiva);
- nevirapine (Viramune);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol); or
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with caspofungin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about caspofungin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Cancidas Side Effects Center
- Cancidas Overview including Precautions
- Cancidas FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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