Caspofungin is an antifungal medicine that fights infections caused by fungus.

Caspofungin is used to treat fungal infections of the stomach, lungs, esophagus, or other internal body areas.

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  • More common
    Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    blue lips, fingernails, or skin
    blurred vision
    changes in skin color
    chest pain
    convulsions (seizures)
    cracked lips
    decreased urine
    difficult or troubled breathing
    difficulty with swallowing
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
    dry mouth
    increased thirst
    irregular heartbeat
    irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
    loss of appetite
    mood changes
    muscle pain or cramps
    nausea or vomiting
    numbness or tingling in your hands, feet, or lips
    pain or redness at the injection site
    pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
    pale skin
    pounding in the ears
    rapid weight gain
    shortness of breath
    slow or fast heartbeat
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
    tightness in the chest
    troubled breathing with exertion
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    unusual weight gain or loss
    Less common
    Bloody urine
    decreased frequency or amount of urine
    increased blood pressure
    lower back or side pain
    weight gain
    yellow eyes or skin
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
    black, tarry stools
    bladder pain
    bleeding gums
    blood in the urine or stools
    bloody nose
    chest pain or discomfort
    clay-colored stools
    cloudy urine
    dark urine
    decreased appetite
    fever with or without chills
    flushed, dry skin
    frequent urge to urinate
    fruit-like breath odor
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    incoherent speech
    increased hunger
    increased urination
    light-colored stools
    metallic taste
    muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching seizures
    muscle weakness
    no blood pressure or pulse
    noisy, rattling breathing pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back, or neck
    pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
    pinpoint red spots on skin
    rapid, shallow breathing
    rapid weight gain
    right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    stomach pain, continuing
    stopping of heart
    trembling or shaking of hands or feet
    troubled breathing at rest
    ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
    unexplained weight loss
    unpleasant breath odor
    vomiting of blood
    weight loss
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with caspofungin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Flushing, redness of skin
    unusually warm skin
    Incidence not known
    Acid or sour stomach
    back pain
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin
    bumps on skin
    difficulty in moving
    dry, red, hot, or irritated skin
    flaking and falling off of skin
    full or bloated feeling
    hives or welts
    joint or muscle pain
    lack or loss of strength
    muscle pain or stiffness
    pressure in the stomach
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    redness of skin
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    small red or purple spots on skin
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    swelling of abdominal or stomach area
    trouble sleeping
    unable to sleep
  • (intravenous powder for injection)