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Profile for Tradename: CANCIDAS

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Cancidas is a drug marketed by Merck and is included in one NDA. It is available from one supplier. There are five patents protecting this drug and one Paragraph IV challenge.

The generic ingredient in CANCIDAS is caspofungin acetate. There are six drug master file entries for this compound. One supplier is listed for this compound. There is one tentative approval for this compound. Additional details are available on the caspofungin acetate profile page.

Summary for Tradename: CANCIDAS

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Pharmacology for Tradename: CANCIDAS

Drug ClassEchinocandin Antifungal

Clinical Trials for: CANCIDAS

Pharmacokinetics of Caspofungin (Cancidas ®) Given Intravenously as Therapy to Patients With an Invasive Fungal Infection in the Intensive Care Unit - a Search for Co-variates
Status: Completed Condition: Invasive Fungal Infection

Caspofungin Maximum Tolerated Dose in Patients With Invasive Aspergillosis
Status: Completed Condition: Invasive Aspergillosis

Pharmacokinetic, Safety and Efficacy of Intermittent Application of Caspofungin for Antifungal Prophylaxis
Status: Completed Condition: Fungal Infection

Open, Pharmacokinetic Study of Caspofungin Acetate in Immunocompromised Young Children With Febrile Neutropenia (0991-042)
Status: Completed Condition: Fungal Infection

Pharmacokinetics of Caspofungin in Burn Patients
Status: Completed Condition: Thermal Injury

Effect of Weight and/or Obesity on Caspofungin Drug Concentrations
Status: Completed Condition: Obesity; Fungal Infection

Pilot Feasibility Study With Patients Who Are at High Risk For Developing Invasive Candidiasis in a Critical Care Setting (MK-0991-067)
Status: Terminated Condition: Invasive Candidiasis

Efficacy and Safety of Caspofungin for Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis Underlying Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Status: Recruiting Condition: Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pharmacokinetics of Caspofungin After One Dose in Patients With Liver Failure
Status: Recruiting Condition: Bacterial Infections and Mycoses; Liver Disease

Optimal Dosage of Caspofungin in Critically Ill Patients
Status: Recruiting Condition: Critically Ill; Suspected Invasive Candidiasis

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Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Exclusivity Expiration
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227Jan 26, 2001RXYes5,378,804*PED<disabled><disabled>
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227Jan 26, 2001RXYes6,136,783*PED<disabled>Y<disabled>
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227Jan 26, 2001RXYes5,952,300*PED<disabled>Y<disabled>
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227Jan 26, 2001RXYes5,514,650*PED<disabled>Y<disabled>
caspofungin acetate
INJECTABLE;IV (INFUSION)021227Jan 26, 2001RXYes5,792,746*PED<disabled><disabled>
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Paragraph IV activity for: CANCIDAS

Drugname Dosage Strength RLD Submissiondate
caspofungin acetateFor Injection50 mg/vial and 70 mg/vialCancidas6/26/2009
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Friedman, Y. Location of pharmaceutical innovation: 2000–2009 Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 9, 835–836 (2010).

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