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Antifungal drugs 2010


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Choosing antifungal for treatment of invasive fungal infections

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Antifungal drugs 2010

  1. 1. Choosing the appropriate Anti-Fungal agent in present era for invasive infections Dr Ashok Rattan, Chief Executive, Fortis Clinical Research Ltd
  2. 2. Fungus Morphotypes <ul><li>25 º C Dimorphic Fungi 37 º C </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blastomycosis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Histoplasmosis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coccidioidomycosis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Para coccidioidomycosis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sporotrichiosis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>MOLD YEAST
  3. 3. Fungal infections Classification <ul><li>Anatomical location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Muco-cutaneous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Morbidity high </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mortality low or nil </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invasive infections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Morbidity high </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mortality very high </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Epidemiology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Endemic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acquired from environment in certain locations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inhalation route </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunistic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acquired ubiquitously </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colonized mucous membranes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Invasive Fungal Infections <ul><li>Yeast: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Candida spp. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cryptococcus neoformans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Molds (Filamentous) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aspergillus spp. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fusarium spp. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scedosporium spp. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zygomycetes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Yeasts causing Invasive fungal infections: Invasive Candidiasis <ul><li>Largely a disease of medical progress </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting advances in health care technology </li></ul><ul><li>Risk factors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of broad spectrum antibiotics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Venous catheter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parentral nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renal replacement therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neutropenia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implantable prosthetic agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immunosuppresant agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Glucocorticosteroids </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chemotherapy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Immunomodulators </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Candida is 4 th most common cause of nosocomial blood stream infection </li></ul><ul><li>Non albicans are becoming common </li></ul><ul><li>47% attributable cause of mortality </li></ul>
  7. 7. Moulds causing invasive fungal infections: Aspergillus <ul><li>Emerged as important cause of life threatening infections in immunocompromised patients </li></ul><ul><li>A. fumigatous is the most common species </li></ul><ul><li>A. flavus , A. niger , A. terreus are next in frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Risk factors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prologed neutropenia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced HIV infection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lung transplantation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Diagnosis of invasive fungal infections a. probable, b. possible, c. definite <ul><li>Host factors </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Neutropenia > 10 days </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Persistent fever > 96 hours </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History of immunosuppresive drugs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HIV +ve </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Signs of GVHD </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Microbiologic criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Positive culture of mold from BAL or sinus aspirate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blood culture for candida </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Antigen for aspergillus (GM-EIA) or cryptococcus: blood, urine, CSF </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Clinical Criteria </li></ul>
  9. 9. Drugs for treatment of invasive fungal infections 2007 IV Mycamine Micafungin “ 2006 IV Eraxis Anadulafungin “ 2001 IV Cancidas Caspofungin Echinocandin 2006 Oral Noxafil Posaconazole “ 2002 Oral, IV Vfend Voriconazole “ 1992 Oral, IV, Susp Sporonax Itraconazole “ 1990 IV, Oral, Susp Diflucan Fluconazole “ 1981 Oral Nizoral Ketoconazole Azole (5) 1972 Oral Ancoban Flucytosine Pyrimidine 1997 IV AmBisome Amph B liposomal “ 1996 IV Amphotec Amph B Choleteryl sulfate “ 1995 IV Abelcet Amph B Lipid Complex “ 1958 IV, Oral Fungizone Amphotericin B Polyene (4) Year of first approval Available as Brand name Generic name Class
  10. 10. Mechanism of action
  11. 12. Polyene Antifungal Amphotericin B (Fungisone) <ul><li>Spectrum of activity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad, fungicidal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Aspergillus species </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Blastomyces dermatitidis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Candida species </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Coccidioides immitis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Cryptococcus neoformans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Fusarium species </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Sporothrix shenckii </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Histoplasma capsulatum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Paracoccidioides brasiliensis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• ineffective against Scedosporium and Trichosporon </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Uses <ul><li>• aspergillosis </li></ul><ul><li>• candidosis </li></ul><ul><li>• blastomycosis </li></ul><ul><li>• coccidioidomycosis </li></ul><ul><li>• cryptococcosis </li></ul><ul><li>• fusariosis </li></ul><ul><li>• histoplasmosis </li></ul><ul><li>• paracoccidioidomycosis </li></ul><ul><li>• sporotrichosis </li></ul><ul><li>• certain forms of mucormycosis, hyalohyphomycosis and phaeohyphomycosis </li></ul><ul><li>• reduced effectiveness in aspergillosis and candidosis in neutropenic patients </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Pharmaceutics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>oral suspension 100 mg/ml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lozenge 10 mg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>powder for injection 50 mg per vial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pharmacokinetics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no mucosal or cutaneous absorption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>minimal absorption from GI tract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extensively bound to plasma lipoproteins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enters serous cavities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>crosses placental barrier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plasma half-life 24 h </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>renal excretion very slow </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Dosage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0.5–1.0 mg/kg per day i.v. for 10–14 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>up to 1.5 mg/kg per day for disseminated infections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Precautions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to avoid precipitation do not reconstitute or dilute with saline, do not mix with other drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>renal function and serum potassium concentrations should be closely monitored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maintain high fluid and sodium intake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>potassium supplements may be required to compensate for urinary losses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dosage must be reduced if renal function deteriorates substantially, particularly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if serum creatinine levels rise by more than 50% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>infusion of an osmotic diuretic such as mannitol may then be of value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monitor blood count at weekly intervals </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Adverse effects of Amphotericin B • progressive normochromic anemia is indicative of bone marrow depression
  16. 17. Lipid formulations <ul><li>Liposomal Amphotericin B (LAB) </li></ul><ul><li>Amphotericin B Lipid Complex (ABLC) </li></ul><ul><li>Amphotericin B Colloidal Dispersion (ABCD) </li></ul>
  17. 18. Comparative Pharmacokinetics 173.4 34 2nd phase 235 3rd phase 23 2nd phase h Half-life (elimination) 2286 111 553 25.9 l Volume of distribution 211 40.2 28.4 22.2 ml/h/kg Clearance 9.5 34.2 56.8 423 μg/ml/h AUC 1.7 3.6 2.5 29 μg/ml Peak blood level 5 1 1 .5 3 mg/kg Dose ABLC Amp B ABCD AmBisome
  18. 19. Azole <ul><li>Ketoconazole </li></ul><ul><li>Itraconazole </li></ul><ul><li>Posaconazole </li></ul>
  19. 20. Azole Fluconazole <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voriconazole </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 22. Fluconazole <ul><li>Spectrum of activity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited in vitro activity, Fungistatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candida species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(reduced activity against C. glabrata, virtually no activity against C. krusei ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cryptococcus neoformans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ineffective against Aspergillus species </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>Uses: Excellent in vivo activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mucosal and cutaneous candidosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recalcitrant oropharyngeal candidosis in HIV-positive patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deep forms of candidosis in non-neutropenic patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>acute cryptococcal meningitis in AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in combination with amphotericin B in treatment of cryptococcosis and deep forms of candidosis (urinary tract and peritoneum) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maintenance treatment to prevent relapse of cryptococcosis in patients with AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prophylaxis against candidosis; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ineffective against aspergillosis </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. <ul><li>Pharmaceutics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tablets: either 50 mg, 150 mg, or 200 mg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>powder for oral suspension available as 50 mg, 100 mg, or 200 mg in 5 ml and 35 ml packs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intravenous infusion : 2 mg/ml in 0.9% sodium chloride solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dosage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>oropharyngeal candidosis, 50–100 mg per day for 1–2 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>esophageal and mucocutaneous candidosis, 100–200 mg per day for 2–4 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lower urinary tract candidosis, 50–100 mg per day for 14–30 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cryptococcosis, 200–400 mg per day for 6–8 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>systemic candidosis, 200–400 mg per day for 6–8 weeks </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>Pharmacokinetics: Excellent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rapid and almost complete absorption after oral administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>identical serum concentrations attained after both oral and parenteral administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blood concentrations increase in proportion to dosage over wide range of dose levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>serum concentrations in the region of 1 mg/l achieved 2 h after single 50 mg oral dose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>after repeated dosing, serum level increases to 2–3 mg/l </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>administration with food does not affect absorption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rapid and widespread distribution after both oral and parenteral administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>protein binding low </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>elimination by renal excretion in active form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>serum half-life 20–30 h, prolonged in renal failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>removed during hemodialysis </li></ul></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>Drug Interaction: Extensive Cyp P 450 enzyme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hepatic metabolism of cyclosporine, phenytoin, sulfonylureas, theophylline, and warfarin is inhibited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rifampicin accelerates clearance of fluconazole </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>concomitant administration of terfenadine should be avoided, since it has been associated with serious, sometimes fatal, cardiac dysrhythmias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fluconazole prolongs serum half-life of chlorpropamide, glibenclamide, glipizide, and tolbutamide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prothrombin time in patients receiving concomitant treatment with fluconazole and anticoagulants should be monitored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fluconazole increases plasma zidovudine concentrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fluconazole increases plasma rifabutin concentrations </li></ul></ul>
  25. 27. RESISTANCE TO FLUCONAZOLE PRIMARY C. krusei C. glabrata Aspergillus SECONDARY C. albicans C. dubliniensis
  26. 28. Voriconazole <ul><li>Spectrum of activity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>broad spectrum of activity : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fungicidal against aspergillus, fungistatic against candida </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candida species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cryptococcus neoformans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aspergillus species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fusarium species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Penicillium marneffei </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scedosporium apiospermum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blastomyces dermatitidis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coccidioides immitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Histoplasma capsulatum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dermatophyte species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dematiaceous fungi </li></ul></ul>
  27. 29. <ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>treatment of serious fungal infection in immunocompromised patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>acute invasive aspergillosis – in USA approved as first-line treatment. 53% complete or partial response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>invasive candidosis due to fluconazole-resistant Candida species (including Candida krusei ): 71% complete or partial response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>infections due to Fusarium and Scedosporium – in USA approved for salvage treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cryptococcosis: variable response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fusarium infections: 43% response </li></ul></ul>
  28. 30. <ul><li>Pharmaceutics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>supplied for i.v. administration in lyophilized form in 200 mg amounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reconstitute in 19 ml sterile water to give an extractable volume of 20 ml concentrated solution containing 10 mg/ml voriconazole </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dilute further with 5% dextrose or 0.9% sodium chloride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can be stored at refrigerator temperature for maximum of 24 h </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral tablets: 50 mg and 200 mg </li></ul></ul>
  29. 31. <ul><li>Pharmacokinetics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>oral administration leads to rapid and almost complete absorption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 h after single 400 mg dose, serum concentrations of ~2 mg achieved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but variable levels seen in certain demographic groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>disproportionate increase in blood levels with increasing oral and parenteral dosage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>non-linear pharmacokinetics in high-risk patients: may indicate monitoring levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mean time to maximum plasma concentration: 1–2 h post-dose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bioavailability >96% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>best when not administered within 1 h of food intake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>widely distributed throughout tissues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>protein binding 58% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>large volume of distribution: 4.6 l/kg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>elimination by metabolic clearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extensively metabolized by cytochrome P450 isoenzymes: may affect delivery across intestinal mucosa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>elimination half-life is dose-dependent: 6–9 h after a 3 mg/kg parenteral dose or 200 mg oral dose </li></ul></ul>
  30. 32. <ul><li>Dosage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>loading dose : i.v. formulation 6 mg/kg every 12 h for two doses: steady state reached </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>infusion rate: maximum 3 mg/kg/h over a 1–2 h period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>infusion concentration should not exceed 5 mg/ml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maintenance dose : 4 mg/kg every 12 h </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>oral therapy: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>200 mg every 12 h >40 kg </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100 mg every 12 h <40kg </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>if patient response inadequate, increase to 300 mg every 12h (or 150 mg every 12 h for patients <40 kg) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 h before or 1 h following a meal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no adjustment required in patients with abnormal liver function tests (up to 5-fold upper limit of normal) but continued monitoring is recommended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no adjustment of oral dose required for patients with renal impairment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hemodialysis (4 h session) does not remove a sufficient amount of drug – no dosage adjustment required </li></ul></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>Adverse Effects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> 30% transient visual disturbances , but no anatomical correlates of the disturbances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>headache </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gastrointestinal upset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rare cases of severe exfoliative cutaneous reactions, eg. Stevens–Johnson syndrome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>elevation in liver function tests in ~13% patients </li></ul></ul>
  32. 34. Echinocandidin <ul><li>Caspofungin </li></ul><ul><li>Anadulafungin </li></ul><ul><li>Micafungin </li></ul>
  33. 35. Caspofungin <ul><li>Potent fungicidal activity against: </li></ul><ul><li>• Candida albicans </li></ul><ul><li>• C. tropicalis </li></ul><ul><li>• C. glabrata </li></ul><ul><li>• C. krusei (less susceptible) </li></ul><ul><li>• C. parapsilosis (less susceptible) </li></ul><ul><li>• C. dubliniensis </li></ul><ul><li>• C. lusitaniae </li></ul><ul><li>No activity against: </li></ul><ul><li>• Cryptococcus neoformans </li></ul><ul><li>• Trichosporon beigelii </li></ul><ul><li>• Fusarium species </li></ul><ul><li>• Agents of zygomycosis </li></ul><ul><li>• Dermatophytes </li></ul><ul><li>Variable activity against: </li></ul><ul><li>• Aspergillus species </li></ul><ul><li>• Histoplasma </li></ul><ul><li>• Histoplasma capsulatum </li></ul><ul><li>• Blastomyces dermatitidis </li></ul><ul><li>• Coccidioides immitis </li></ul><ul><li>• Sporothrix schenckii </li></ul><ul><li>• dematiaceous fungi </li></ul>
  34. 36. <ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>invasive forms of candidosis – comparable activity compared with amphotericin B: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>intraperitoneal abscesses, peritonitis, pleural space infections. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not studied in endocarditis, osteomyelitis or meningitis due to Candida </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>candidemia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>invasive aspergillosis – in patients who have failed to respond to, or who are intolerant to, other antifungal agents. Has not been studied as initial therapy for invasive aspergillosis </li></ul></ul>
  35. 37. <ul><li>Pharmaceutics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only available for parenteral administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supplied in lyophilized form in 50 and 70 mg amounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reconstituted in 10.5 ml 0.9% sodium chloride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reconstituted drug solution further diluted by adding 10 ml to 250 ml 0.9% sodium chloride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use infusion solution within 24 h, store at <25°C </li></ul></ul>
  36. 38. <ul><li>Pharmacokinetics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dose-proportional pharmacokinetics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>poor oral bioavailability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>excretion by hepatic and renal routes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>serum concentrations of ~10 mg/l reached after single 70 mg parenteral dose, administered over 1 h </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70 mg/day maintains trough plasma levels above MIC of most susceptible fungi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blood concentrations increase in proportion to dosage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>less than 10% of dose remains in blood 36–48 h after administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>protein binding >96% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>about 92% of dose distributed to tissues – highest concentration in liver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSF level negligible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>little excretion or metabolism during first 30 h after administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>initial half-life ~9–11 h </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>elimination half-life 40–50 h </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not cleared by hemodialysis </li></ul></ul>
  37. 39. <ul><li>Dosage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>invasive aspergillosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>once-daily dosing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>70 mg on day 1 followed by </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50 mg daily infusion over 1 h period </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>duration patient dependent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>systemic candidosis, including candidemia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.v. loading dose 70 mg then </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50 mg/day infusion over 1 h period </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>esophageal candidosis: HIV infected adults: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>70 and 50 mg/day: 14 days </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>caspofungin: 85.1% response </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>amphotericin B: 66.7% response </li></ul></ul></ul>
  38. 40. Esophageal candidasis Effect of oral cancidas
  39. 41. Fluorinated Pyrimidine
  40. 42. <ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seldom used as single drug </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>used in combination with amphotericin B for cryptococcosis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pharmacokinetics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral dose: 25mg/kg, Cmax 30 – 40 mg/L </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tmax 2.5 to 5 hrs, longer in renal failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid and complete absorption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low protein binding (12%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide distribution, including CSF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excreted unchanged in urine (90%) </li></ul></ul>
  41. 43. in vitro activity of anti fungal agents & Gaps therein
  42. 44. Comparative pharmacokinetics of antifungal agents PK/PD predicator of success: Trizole : Concentration dependent killing Fluconazole AUC/MIC > 25 for systemic candida infections Polyene : Concentration dependent killing ABLC Cmax/MIC > 4 - 10 for systemic aspergillus infections Pyrimidine : time dependent killing Flucytosine t / MIC > 40% of dosing interval Echinocandin : Concentration dependent killing Caspofungin Cmax/MIC > 4 Micafungin AUC/MIC > 250
  43. 45. Comparative toxicities of antifungal agents Dose modifications for antifungal agents, by type of organ dysfunction
  44. 47. Response to anti fungal therapy <ul><li>HOST </li></ul><ul><li>Immune status </li></ul><ul><li>Site of infection </li></ul><ul><li>Severity of infection </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign devices </li></ul><ul><li>Noncompliance with drug regimen </li></ul><ul><li>FUNGUS </li></ul><ul><li>Initial MIC </li></ul><ul><li>Cell type: Yeast/hyphae.. </li></ul><ul><li>Genomic stability </li></ul><ul><li>Biofilm production </li></ul><ul><li>Population bottlenecks </li></ul><ul><li>DRUG </li></ul><ul><li>Fungistatic nature </li></ul><ul><li>Dosing </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacokinetics </li></ul><ul><li>Drug-drug interactions </li></ul>
  45. 48. In vitro Susceptibility of Candida species causing invasive infections S S S S 5 C. tropicalis S S S S 20 C. parapsilosis S to I R S S 4 C. krusei S to I S DD to R S S 15 C.glabrata S S S S 50 C. albicans Vori Flu Caspo Amp B %
  46. 49. Treatment of adults with invasive candiadiasis Voriconazole or CAB Caspofungin Or Liposomal Amp B Candidiasis with known risk factors for azole resis Caspofungin or Voriconazole Fluconzaole Candidiemia 6mg/kg bid IV load, 4mg/kg bid IV Voriconazole 70 mg IV load & 50 mg IV / day 3-5 mg/kg IV Caspofungin or Liposomal Amp B Candida spp unknown,unstable, neutropenic, risk factors azole R 70 mg load, IV Caspofungin or Voriconazole or Liposomal Amp B 400 mg (6 – 12 mg/kg) day IV or oral Fluconazole Candida spp unknown, not haemodynamically unstable, not neutropenic, no risk for azole Resis Dose Alternative Dose Therapy Clinical setting
  47. 51. Treatment of definitive, probable & possible invasive aspergillosis <ul><li>Invasive Pulmonary aspergillosis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First line: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voriconazole IV 6mg/kg BID for 24 hrs, then 4mg/kg IV BID or 200mg PO BID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternate: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liposomal Amp B 3 – 5 mg/kg IV or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ABLC 5 mg/ kg IV or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Caspofungin 70 mg/day loading day 1 IV then 50 mg / day IV or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Itraconazole (dose depends upon formulation) </li></ul></ul></ul>