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Amphotret 50 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Amphotret Injection

Amphotret 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 Amphotret Injection

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

How Amphotret Injection works

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

Amphotret Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Amphotret 50 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amphotret 50 mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amphotret 50 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Amphotret 50 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amphotret 50 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amphotret 50 mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Amphotret 50 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Amphotret Injection?

If you miss a dose of Amphotret 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 Amphotret with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Amphotret

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I have some type of fungal infections under and over my private parts.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Apply Gandhaka Malahar, and Cap Tiktamrit 1-0-1 for one month after food, Aragwadhadhi Kashayam 15 ml twice a day with equal qty of water before food. Dry those parts completely after bath and use Candid dusting powder
Red dot eaching fungal infections last one monthHi doctor good morning
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Take Giloy juice daily 10 -15ml with add same quantity of water before breakfast.
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FAQs

Q. Is Amphotret fungistatic or fungicidal?

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

Q. Is Amphotret light sensitive?

Amphotret is not light sensitive

Q. What is Amphotret liposomal?

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

Q. Is Amphotret an antibiotic?

Yes, Amphotret 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 Amphotret testing dose needed?

Yes, administration of Amphotret 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 Amphotret administered?

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

Q. How does Amphotret cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?

Amphotret 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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