Amphogard 50 mg Injection

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Overview

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
  • 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.

Amphogard Injection related warnings

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?

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

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amphogard with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

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.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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