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Caspofungin

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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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
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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