Medicine Overview of Abhope Injection
Abhope 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections and kala-azar
Side Effects of Abhope are Headache, Injection site pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach cramp, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Heartburn, Rapid breathing.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Abhope 50 mg Injection is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.
In Depth Information on Abhope Injection
- Before you take amphotericin B, inform your doctor if you suffer from diabetes, liver/kidney problem or are on dialysis or have low potassium level in blood.
- You should monitor your condition through regular laboratory evaluation of potassium, magnesium as well as renal, hepatic and hematopoietic function.
- Take precautions as amphotericin B may reduce the ability to drive or operate machinery.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Abhope Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Abhope 50 mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Abhope 50 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Abhope 50 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Abhope 50 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Abhope 50 mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Abhope 50 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Abhope 50 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Abhope Injection
Q. Is Abhope fungistatic or fungicidal?
Abhope is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus
Q. Is Abhope light sensitive?
Abhope is not light sensitive
Q. What is Abhope liposomal?
Liposomal Abhope is a lipid-associated formulation. Liposomal encapsulation or incorporation into a lipid complex of Abhope can substantially improves drug safety especially nephrotoxicity associated with the drug
Q. Is Abhope an antibiotic?
Yes, Abhope is an antifungal antibiotic for the treatment of serious infections caused by fungi like fungal infections of one or more deep organs of the body, suspected fungal infections in patients with a raised temperature and neutropenia (reduced number of white blood cells [neutrophils]) and Visceral leishmaniasis (disease caused by a parasite)
Q. Is Abhope testing dose needed?
Yes, administration of Abhope is associated with allergy (severe and serious allergic) reaction, therefore it is recommended to administer a test dose before starting the therapy to check for sensitivity
Q. How is Abhope administered?
Abhope is either administered as intravenous injection or infusion by a registered medical professional only
Q. How does Abhope cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?
Abhope can disrupt the lipid components of human kidney cells, thereby causing nephrotoxicity. The exact mechanism of hypokalemia is not known, but kidney damage may result in excessive loss of potassium in urine.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Abhope with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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