Uses of Amphomul Injection

AMPHOMUL 50 MG INJECTION is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections and kala-azar.

Amphomul Injection side effects

  • Headache
  • Injection site pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramp
  • Fever
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Heartburn
  • Rapid breathing

How to use Amphomul Injection

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

How Amphomul Injection works

AMPHOMUL 50 MG INJECTION is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Amphomul Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
AMPHOMUL 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.
AMPHOMUL 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.
AMPHOMUL 50 MG INJECTION may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
AMPHOMUL 50 MG INJECTION is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of AMPHOMUL 50 MG INJECTION is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of AMPHOMUL 50 MG INJECTION in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Amphomul Injection?

If you miss a dose of AMPHOMUL 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 Amphomul with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Begenta, Indogenta
Brand(s): Budojet
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
Brand(s): Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin
Brand(s): Ranisol
Brand(s): Defmark
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol
Brand(s): Fungis
Brand(s): Bactob
Brand(s): Zencort-M


Q. Is Amphomul fungistatic or fungicidal?

Amphomul is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus

Q. Is Amphomul light sensitive?

Amphomul is not light sensitive

Q. What is Amphomul liposomal?

Liposomal Amphomul is a lipid-associated formulation. Liposomal encapsulation or incorporation into a lipid complex of Amphomul can substantially improves drug safety especially nephrotoxicity associated with the drug

Q. Is Amphomul an antibiotic?

Yes, Amphomul 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 Amphomul testing dose needed?

Yes, administration of Amphomul 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 Amphomul administered?

Amphomul is either administered as intravenous injection or infusion by a registered medical professional only

Q. How does Amphomul cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?

Amphomul 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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