Caspofungin

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


No information is available on the clinical use of caspofungin during breastfeeding. Caspofungin is indicated for use in infants over 3 months of age and it is poorly absorbed orally, so it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. However, no published experience exists with caspofungin during breastfeeding, therefore an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.


Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Fluconazole,Miconazole


References:






Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Caspofungin

CAS Registry Number:

162808-62-0

Drug Class:


  • Antifungal Agents


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    875


    Last Revision Date:


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