Medicine Overview of Amfocan Injection
Uses of Amfocan Injection
Amfocan 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections and kala-azar.
Side effects of Amfocan Injection
Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased potassium level in blood, Fever, Chills, Decreased blood pressure, Increased creatine level in blood.
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.
Special precautions for Amfocan 50mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Amfocan 50mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Amfocan 50mg Injection is probably usafe to use during lacta+more
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Amfocan 50mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Amfocan 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amfocan 50mg Injection is recommended.+more
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease....
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Amfocan+more
50mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decmax 4mg Tablet, Derinide 0.5mg Respules 2ml, Genticyn 80mg Injection, Tacsant 0.5mg Capsule
If you miss a dose of Amphotericin B, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for Amfocan 50mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Amphotericin B
Amfocan is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus
Amfocan is not light sensitive
Liposomal Amfocan is a lipid-associated formulation. Liposomal encapsulation or incorporation into a lipid complex of Amfocan can substantially improves drug safety especially nephrotoxicity associated with the drug
Yes, Amfocan 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)
Yes, administration of Amfocan 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
Amfocan is either administered as intravenous injection or infusion by a registered medical professional only
Amfocan 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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