Molecular Weight: 1213.42
Appearance: White Solid
Caspofungin (Cancidas; L 743872; L 743873; MK 0991) is an antifungal drug. The first of a new class termed the echinocandins from Merck & Co., Inc. Caspofungin (Cancidas; L 743872; L 743873; MK 0991) shows activity against infections with Aspergillus and Candida, and works by inhibiting the enzyme β(1,3)-D-Glucan synthase and thereby disturbing the integrity of the fungal cell wall. Caspofungin (Cancidas; L 743872; L 743873; MK 0991) is administered intravenously.
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