Chemical formula: C₅₂H₈₈N₁₀O₁₅  Molecular mass: 1,093.331 g/mol  PubChem compound: 3035406

Active ingredient description

Caspofungin acetate is a semi-synthetic lipopeptide (echinocandin) compound synthesised from a fermentation product of Glarea lozoyensis. Caspofungin acetate inhibits the synthesis of beta (1,3)-D-glucan, an essential component of the cell wall of many filamentous fungi and yeast. Beta (1,3)-D-glucan is not present in mammalian cells.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
J02AX04 Caspofungin J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J02 Antimycotics for systemic use → J02A Antimycotics for systemic use → J02AX Other antimycotics for systemic use
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
CANCIDAS Powder for solution for infusion European Medicines Agency (EU) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 162808-62-0
DrugBank Drug: DB00520
KEGG Drug: D07626
PubChem Compound: 3035406
RxNorm Ingredient: 140108
SNOMED-CT Concept: 413770001
Caspofungin (substance)
UNII Identifier: F0XDI6ZL63


Caspofungin is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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