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Amphogard 50 mg Injection

Zydus Cadila

Composition for Amphogard 50 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Amphogard 50 mg Injection

Severe fungal infections, Kala-azar
MRP
4572.05
1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Amphogard Injection

Uses of Amphogard Injection

Amphogard 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections and kala-azar.

Amphogard Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Amphogard are Headache, Injection site pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach cramp, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Heartburn, Rapid breathing.

How to use Amphogard Injection

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

How Amphogard Injection works

Amphogard 50 mg Injection is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

In Depth Information on Amphogard Injection

Expert advice for Amphogard 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.
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Amphogard Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Amphogard Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Amphogard 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Amphogard 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.
Driving
Amphogard 50 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Amphogard 50 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amphogard 50 mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Amphogard 50 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Amphogard Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Amphogard 50 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Amphogard Injection

Frequently asked questions about Amphotericin B

Q. Is Amphogard fungistatic or fungicidal?
Amphogard is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus
Q. Is Amphogard light sensitive?
Amphogard is not light sensitive
Q. What is Amphogard liposomal?
Liposomal Amphogard is a lipid-associated formulation. Liposomal encapsulation or incorporation into a lipid complex of Amphogard can substantially improves drug safety especially nephrotoxicity associated with the drug
Q. Is Amphogard an antibiotic?
Yes, Amphogard 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 Amphogard testing dose needed?
Yes, administration of Amphogard 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 Amphogard administered?
Amphogard is either administered as intravenous injection or infusion by a registered medical professional only
Q. How does Amphogard cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?
Amphogard 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 Amphogard with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Amphogard with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako, Hitoral, Furid, Ketocron, Fungidor, Fungimin
Amphogard with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Darcort, Trilone, Mycort, Presticort-T, Tacit, Alcicort, Kapiswit
Amphogard with Zidovudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zidovudine: Zidohope, Zivudin
Amphogard with Tobramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tobramycin: Bactob, Torvis, Tojawa, Cobex, Tobran, Tobaking, Obra, Tomin, Toram, Tobax
Amphogard with Fluconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluconazole: Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon, Fluzole, Geoflu, Rascon, Con F, Fucan, Flucur
Amphogard with Dexamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dexamethasone: Dexamax, OD Dex, Adexa, Dexaril, Dexarain, Dexalide, Dexton, Dekadin, Pfidex, Dexacron
Amphogard with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Amphogard with Hydrochlorothiazide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyros
Amphogard with Gentamicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gentamicin: Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen, GB Gen, Garacin, Gentadin, Jentin, Gen, Zentax, Gentivin
Amphogard with Budesonide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Budesonide: Budojet, Budemon, Budate
Amphogard with Amikacin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amikacin: Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin, Gramika, Amitrex, Welmic, Spakin, Acean, Abiox, Blocin
Amphogard with Methylprednisolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Methylprednisolone: Zencort-M, Welone, Rigapred, Premeth, Lumi M, Mep, Aricort M, Metcort, Ultrapred, Meprosol
Amphogard with Betamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betamethasone: Catrisol, Betaforte, Betacon, Betalide, Becort, Betastamine, Ascort, Betachlor, Betan, Betapar
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate: Vipteno, Hepdoze
Amphogard with Netilmicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Netilmicin: Netyl, Internet
Amphogard with Digoxin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Cardisip
Amphogard with Fluorometholone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluorometholone: FMN, Fluorobell
Amphogard with Vancomycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Vancomycin: Vistovanc, Vancocare, Vancogram, Vanolac CP, Vanlee, Helvance, Vanmax
Amphogard with Tacrolimus
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tacrolimus: Imunotac, Emgraf
Amphogard with Hydrocortisone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrocortisone: Stacort, Maxicort, Geocort, Cortimet, Cortis H, Hyss, Raghucort
Amphogard with Neomycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Neomycin: Neocin
Amphogard with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Excrete, Indizon, Indicard, Inklud
Amphogard with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Fungior
Amphogard with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Chlornol
Amphogard with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Itoz, Belitra, Sitra, Ozitral, Itrapro
Amphogard with Deflazacort
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Deflazacort: Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef, Defalone, Renze, Jeevcort, Flazassil, Exacort, Solo D
Amphogard with Prednisolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Prednisolone: Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred, GB Pred AC, Thiopred, Predar, Preden, Nephcorte, Sterid, Pensone
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