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Wofungin 50mg Injection

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Salt Composition : Caspofungin Acetate

Manufacturer : WOCKHARDT LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 15160
Price :5050
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Introduction to Wofungin 50mg Injection

Wofungin 50mg injection is an antifungal with an active ingredient called Caspofungin Acetate. It is used in the treatment of candidemia, esophageal candidiasis, other Candida infections, and aspergillosis, which is a fungal infection in the lungs.

Wofungin 50mg injection should not be consumed if you are allergic to Caspofungin Acetate or any of its ingredients in the medication. If you have a history of liver problems, your dosage of Caspofungin may need to be adjusted. Inform your healthcare provider if you are currently taking cyclosporin, a medication used to prevent organ transplant rejection or suppress the immune system, as extra blood tests may be necessary during your treatment.

Avoid taking Wofungin 50mg injection if you have uncontrolled bleeding or severely impaired liver function. Notify your doctor if you have an increased risk of bleeding and recently had injections or infusions of other anticoagulants such as heparin. This medicine is not advised to use in children under 18 years old. Before taking the medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Notify your doctor if you have or have had a history of any disease.


Uses of Wofungin 50mg Injection

  • Fungal infections in febrile neutropenic individuals
  • Esophageal candidiasis
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Candidemia

Therapeutic Effects of Wofungin 50mg Injection

Caspofungin works by weakening fungal cells and inhibiting their growth, preventing the spread of infection. This allows the body's natural defenses to effectively eliminate the infection.


Interaction of Wofungin 50mg Injection with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Wofungin 50mg injection and can cause undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Wofungin 50mg Injection

  • Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children.
  • Do not freeze the medicine.
  • Store at 2°C -8°C.
  • Always check the expiry date before consuming it.

How to consume Wofungin 50mg Injection

Wofungin 50mg injection will be administered to you by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It is usually administered in a vein (intravenous). Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.


Safety Advices for Wofungin 50mg Injection

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Pregnancy

  

Limited information is available on the use of Wofungin 50mg injection during pregnancy. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant.

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Breast Feeding

  

Taking Wofungin 50mg injection while breastfeeding is unsafe because it may affect the child. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether Wofungin 50mg injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Notify your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.

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Liver

  

Wofungin 50mg injection should be used cautiously in patients with liver conditions. Before starting the treatment, inform your physician about pre-existing liver conditions. Your doctor will adjust the dose if needed.

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Alcohol

  

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Wofungin 50mg injection. Please consult your doctor.

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Driving

  

Based on available information Wofungin 50mg injection does not appear to impair your ability to drive or operate machinery. 


Side Effects of Wofungin 50mg Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medical treatment. Although all medicines can cause side effects, everyone will not get them. 

 Serious

  • Hypersensitivity
  • An abnormal rise in liver enzymes

Common

  • Inflammation of the vein
  • Itching at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Chills, fever
  • Decreased albumin (type of protein)
  • Low potassium levels in blood
  • Decreased hemoglobin (oxygen carrying substance)
  • Decreased white blood cells

Word of Advice

Patients with liver conditions should take Wofungin 50mg injection cautiously and inform their doctor about all the underlying medical conditions. Do not stop the medicine until your doctor advises. Do not double-dose the medicine to make up for a forgotten dose. It is important to note that Caspofungin may carry a risk of serious cutaneous adverse reactions, such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).

Do not breastfeed while taking Wofungin 50mg injection. Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects. Your medical professional will inform you if you need any dose adjustments. Contact your doctor for more information.


FAQs

Q 1. How to manage the side effects of Wofungin 50mg injection?

To manage the side effects of Wofungin 50mg injection, follow the prescribed dosage, and report side effects promptly. Stay hydrated, and avoid alcohol. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, and attend follow-up appointments.

Q 2. When to stop Wofungin 50mg injection before surgery?

The decision to discontinue Wofungin 50mg injection before surgery should be made by a healthcare professional, taking into consideration various factors such as the type of surgery, the patient's underlying medical condition, and the risk of bleeding. So, consult your doctor for more information.

Q 3. Can you take Wofungin 50mg injection when pregnant?

Consult your medical professional regarding the use of Wofungin 50mg injection during pregnancy. The potential benefits and risks should be carefully assessed. Your doctor will suggest taking this medicine only if it's necessary.

Q 4. What are the side effects of Wofungin 50mg injection?

Common side effects of Wofungin 50mg injection include inflammation of the vein, itching at the injection site, headache, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, joint pain, chills, fever, decreased albumin (type of protein), low potassium levels in blood decreased hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying substance) decreased white blood cells. It is crucial to consult your doctor for any concerns or persistent side effects.


Fact Box of Wofungin 50mg Injection

Molecule Name: Caspofungin Acetate Therapeutic class: Antifungal agent

Pharmacological class: Echinocandins  


 

Indications: 

1. Fungal infections in febrile neutropenic individuals

2. Esophageal candidiasis

3. Invasive aspergillosis

4. Candidemia


References

  1. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Antifungal drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 790.
  2. Zentiva Pharma UK limited, Electronics Medicines Compendium (emc), [Revised on November 2022], [Accessed on 15th June 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2226.pdf
  3. Fresenius, U.S Food and drug administration, [ Revised on Dec 2016], [ Accessed on 15th June  2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/206110lbl.pdf 

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