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Caspofungin - Merck & Co

Drug Profile

Caspofungin - Merck & Co

Alternative Names: Cancidas; Cansidas; Caspofungin acetate; Caspofungin MSD; L 743792; L 743872; MK 0991; MK 991

Latest Information Update: 27 Jun 2019

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Class Antifungals; Echinocandins
  • Mechanism of Action Glucan synthase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Candidaemia; Candidiasis; Invasive bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; Mycoses

Most Recent Events

  • 03 Oct 2018 Efficacy and safety data from a phase II trial in Candidiasis presented at the IDWeek 2018 (IDW-2018)
  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated
  • 07 Mar 2018 Merck terminates a phase II trial in Candidiasis in USA, Columbia, Bulgaria and Turkey due to operational feasibility following low recruitment due to changing epidemiology of disease (NCT01945281)
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