Active Ingredient(s):Caspofungin FDA Approved: * January 26, 2001 Pharm Company: *MERCK RES Category:Antifungal
Caspofungin (INN) (brand name Cancidas) is a lipopeptide antifungal drug from Merck & Co., Inc. discovered by James Balkovec, Regina Black and Frances A. Bouffard. It is a member of a new class of antifungals termed the echinocandins. It works by inhibiting the enzyme (1→3)-β-D-glucan synthase and thereby disturbing the integrity of the fungal cell wall. Caspofungin was the first inhibitor of fungal (1→3)-β-D-...
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Cancidas 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution