AMFOCAN 50MG INJECTION

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Dabur India Ltd

Composition for AMFOCAN 50MG INJECTION

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Primarily used for

Serious Fungal Infections, kala-azar
263.5
₹263.5/injection
1 injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of AMFOCAN INJECTION

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Uses of AMFOCAN INJECTION

Amfocan 50mg injection is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections and kala-azar.
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Side effects of AMFOCAN INJECTION

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased potassium level in blood, Fever, Chills, Increased creatine level in blood, Decreased blood pressure.

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How to use AMFOCAN INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How AMFOCAN INJECTION works

Amfocan 50mg injection kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

In Depth Information on AMFOCAN INJECTION

Expert advice for AMFOCAN 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for AMFOCAN 50MG INJECTION
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Amfocan 50mg 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
DECMAX 4MG TABLET, DERINIDE 0.5MG RESPULES 2ML, GENTICYN 80MG INJECTION, TACSANT 0.5MG CAPSULE

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Amphotericin B, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for AMFOCAN 50MG INJECTION

Frequently asked questions for Amphotericin B

Q. Is amphotericin B fungistatic or fungicidal?
Amphotericin B is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus
Q. Is amphotericin B light sensitive?
Amphotericin B is not light sensitive
Q. What is amphotericin B liposomal?
Liposomal amphotericin B is a lipid-associated formulation. Liposomal encapsulation or incorporation into a lipid complex of amphotericin B can substantially improves drug safety especially nephrotoxicity associated with the drug
Q. Is amphotericin B an antibiotic?
Yes, amphotericin B 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 amphotericin B testing dose needed?
Yes, administration of amphotericin B 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 amphotericin B administered?
Amphotericin B is either administered as intravenous injection or infusion by a registered medical professional only
Q. How does amphotericin B cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?
Amphotericin B 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.
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