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Casjol 50 Injection

DESCRIPTION

Casjol 50 Injection is an antifungal medication. It is prescribed for the treatment of severe fungal infections in human body. It kills the fungi that cause these infections and thus provides relief.

Casjol 50 Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your doctor may monitor your liver function regularly during treatment.

Casjol 50 Injection may lead to a few common side effects like rash, decreased potassium level in the blood, fever, increased liver enzymes, chills, and diarrhea. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

USES OF CASJOL INJECTION

Casjol 50 Injection is used for treating severe fungal infections in the blood, stomach, lungs, and food pipe (esophagus).

BENEFITS OF CASJOL INJECTION

In Severe fungal infections

Casjol 50 Injection works by killing the fungi which can cause serious infections. It is given by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. It usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all the fungi and yeast causing the infection are killed and do not become resistant.


SIDE EFFECTS OF CASJOL INJECTION

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you are worried about them.

Common side effects of Casjol

  • Chills
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Increased alkaline phospatase level in blood
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Rash

HOW TO USE CASJOL INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

HOW CASJOL INJECTION WORKS

Casjol 50 Injection kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings
Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Casjol 50 Injection. Please consult your doctor.
warnings
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Casjol 50 Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Casjol 50 Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
warnings
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Casjol 50 Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
warnings
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Casjol 50 Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Casjol 50 Injection is recommended.
warnings
Liver
CAUTION
Casjol 50 Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Casjol 50 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Casjol 50 Injection in patients with the severe liver disease.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CASJOL INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Casjol 50 Injection, please consult your doctor.

QUICK TIPS

  • Casjol 50 Injection is given as a slow drip into vein (IV infusion) under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

FAQs

Q. What is Casjol 50 Injection used to treat?

Casjol 50 Injection is used to treat serious fungal as well as yeast infections in the blood, stomach, lungs, and food pipe (esophagus).

Q. Is Casjol 50 Injection an antibiotic?

Yes, Casjol 50 Injection is an antifungal antibiotic. It kills the fungi and yeast causing serious infections and helps in clearing the infection.

Q. How is Casjol 50 Injection administered?

Casjol 50 Injection should be administered as an injection into a vein under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only usually once a day. It should be injected slowly over 1 hour and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Casjol 50 Injection.

Q. What does Casjol 50 Injection target?

Casjol 50 Injection targets an essential component of the outermost layer (cell wall) of the fungus, called beta-(1,3)-D-glucan. This component is present in the Aspergillus species and Candida species but not present in mammalian cells. Casjol 50 Injection stops the synthesis of this component and this kills the fungus, inhibits further growth, thereby clearing the infection.

Q. Is Casjol 50 Injection effective?

Casjol 50 Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Casjol 50 Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.


REFERENCES:

  1. Bennett JE. Antifungal Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1583-84.
  2. Sheppard D, Lampiris HW. Antifungal Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 841.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 216-17.
  4. Caspofungin acetate. Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire: Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited; 2001 [revised 08 Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:
  5. Caspofungin. White House Station, New Jersey: Merck & Co.; 2001. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:
  6. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:
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Casjol 50 Injection

DESCRIPTION

Casjol 50 Injection is an antifungal medication. It is prescribed for the treatment of severe fungal infections in human body. It kills the fungi that cause these infections and thus provides relief.

Casjol 50 Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your doctor may monitor your liver function regularly during treatment.

Casjol 50 Injection may lead to a few common side effects like rash, decreased potassium level in the blood, fever, increased liver enzymes, chills, and diarrhea. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

USES OF CASJOL INJECTION

Casjol 50 Injection is used for treating severe fungal infections in the blood, stomach, lungs, and food pipe (esophagus).

BENEFITS OF CASJOL INJECTION

In Severe fungal infections

Casjol 50 Injection works by killing the fungi which can cause serious infections. It is given by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. It usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all the fungi and yeast causing the infection are killed and do not become resistant.


SIDE EFFECTS OF CASJOL INJECTION

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you are worried about them.

Common side effects of Casjol

  • Chills
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Increased alkaline phospatase level in blood
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Rash

HOW TO USE CASJOL INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

HOW CASJOL INJECTION WORKS

Casjol 50 Injection kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings
Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Casjol 50 Injection. Please consult your doctor.
warnings
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Casjol 50 Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Casjol 50 Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
warnings
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Casjol 50 Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
warnings
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Casjol 50 Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Casjol 50 Injection is recommended.
warnings
Liver
CAUTION
Casjol 50 Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Casjol 50 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Casjol 50 Injection in patients with the severe liver disease.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CASJOL INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Casjol 50 Injection, please consult your doctor.

QUICK TIPS

  • Casjol 50 Injection is given as a slow drip into vein (IV infusion) under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

FAQs

Q. What is Casjol 50 Injection used to treat?

Casjol 50 Injection is used to treat serious fungal as well as yeast infections in the blood, stomach, lungs, and food pipe (esophagus).

Q. Is Casjol 50 Injection an antibiotic?

Yes, Casjol 50 Injection is an antifungal antibiotic. It kills the fungi and yeast causing serious infections and helps in clearing the infection.

Q. How is Casjol 50 Injection administered?

Casjol 50 Injection should be administered as an injection into a vein under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only usually once a day. It should be injected slowly over 1 hour and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Casjol 50 Injection.

Q. What does Casjol 50 Injection target?

Casjol 50 Injection targets an essential component of the outermost layer (cell wall) of the fungus, called beta-(1,3)-D-glucan. This component is present in the Aspergillus species and Candida species but not present in mammalian cells. Casjol 50 Injection stops the synthesis of this component and this kills the fungus, inhibits further growth, thereby clearing the infection.

Q. Is Casjol 50 Injection effective?

Casjol 50 Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Casjol 50 Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.


REFERENCES:

  1. Bennett JE. Antifungal Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1583-84.
  2. Sheppard D, Lampiris HW. Antifungal Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 841.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 216-17.
  4. Caspofungin acetate. Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire: Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited; 2001 [revised 08 Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:
  5. Caspofungin. White House Station, New Jersey: Merck & Co.; 2001. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:
  6. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:

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