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Caspofungin/Cyclosporine

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Cyclosporin may decrease your body's ability to process caspofungin.

What might happen:

The amount of caspofungin in your body may increase and cause problems with your liver.

What you should do about this interaction:

Make sure that your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may want to perform a blood test to see if there are any problems with your liver while you are taking these medicines together.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Reference:1.Cancidas (caspofungin acetate) US prescribing information. Merck & Co., Inc. January, 2013.

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