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Ampholyn 50mg Injection

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Composition for Ampholyn 50mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Serious fungal Infections, Kala-azar
1 Injection in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Ampholyn Injection


Uses of Ampholyn Injection

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

Ampholyn Injection side effects


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


How to use Ampholyn Injection

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

How Ampholyn Injection works

Ampholyn 50mg Injection is an antifungal medicine. It kills fungus by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

In Depth Information on Ampholyn Injection

Expert advice for Ampholyn 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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Ampholyn Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Ampholyn Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ampholyn 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.
Ampholyn 50mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lac
tation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ampholyn 50mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ampholyn 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ampholyn 50mg Injection is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Ampholy
n 50mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dexadran 4mg Injection, Gero 80mg/2ml Injection, Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Flutis 150mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

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Frequently asked questions about Ampholyn Injection

Frequently asked questions about Amphotericin B

Ampholyn is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus
Ampholyn is not light sensitive
Liposomal Ampholyn is a lipid-associated formulation. Liposomal encapsulation or incorporation into a lipid complex of Ampholyn can substantially improves drug safety especially nephrotoxicity associated with the drug
Yes, Ampholyn 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 Ampholyn 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
Ampholyn is either administered as intravenous injection or infusion by a registered medical professional only
Ampholyn 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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