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Caspofungin IV

Permitted Indications

Only on the advice of a Medical Microbiologist, Infection Specialist or Haematologist for:

  1. Treatment of fluconazole-resistant invasive candidiasis as an alternative to amphotericin.
  2. Empirical treatment of sepsis in haematology patients after 48-72 hours of treatment with antibacterial therapy and continuing fever, in accordance with haematology/ oncology sepsis protocol.
  3. First-line echinocandin for all neutropenic patients and non-neutropenic paediatric patients (12 months to 17 years), and second-line for adult non-neutropenic patients.