What were the side-effects while using this medicine?
Decreased potassium level in blood
How much was the improvement?
What are you using this medicine for?
Serious fungal infections
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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 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.