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Old 03-25-2010
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Drug Caspofungin Vs Capsaicin

These two drug names may look similar and we might be confused if the tricky USMLE question maker put them both in the options.

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Capsaicin is in fact the active ingredient of chili pepper! The most common medical use is in peripheral neuropathies and most commonly postherpetic neuralgia.

Caspofungin is a novel antifungal drug that shows good activity against aspergillus. It act by disrupting the cell wall of the fungus.
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Yep, Voricanazole and Caspofungin have replaced Amphotericin in the treatment of Aspergillosis.


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