5 years ago

Drug interactions and safety profiles with concomitant use of caspofungin and calcineurin inhibitors in allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation

Yosuke Makuuchi, Hideo Koh, Hirohisa Nakamae, Teruhito Takakuwa, Asao Hirose, Takuro Yoshimura, Hiroshi Okamura, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Satoru Nanno, Masayuki Hino, Shiro Koh, Mitsutaka Nishimoto, Mika Nakamae, Masatomo Kuno, Takahiko Nakane, Atsushi Tokuwame
Aim Small-scale clinical studies have reported on drug interactions between caspofungin (CPFG) and calcineurin inhibitors in healthy subjects; however, little is known about these interactions in allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) patients. Methods We retrospectively assessed the drug interactions and safety profiles in allo-HCT recipients treated concomitantly with CPFG and calcineurin inhibitors. Results Ninety-one consecutive cases were evaluated. There were no statistically significant differences in the plasma concentration/dose (C/D) ratios of tacrolimus (TAC) in 34 patients before and after co-administration with CPFG (median: 575.6–672.4, P = 0.200). In contrast, the median C/D ratio of cyclosporin A (CsA) in 16 patients was significantly elevated after co-administration with CPFG (median: 62.8–74.9, P = 0.016). There were no serious adverse effects on liver or renal function associated with the therapy. Conclusions Our data show that CPFG did not affect the pharmacokinetics of TAC and that it could mildly increase CsA blood concentrations in allo-HCT patients.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/bcp.13303

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