Fungisome 10mg Injection

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Fungisome 10mg Injection is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections and leishmaniasis. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This way it helps treat the condition.

Fungisome 10mg Injection is generally administered by a doctor or a nurse. You should not self-administer this medicine at home. The dose and duration of the treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. You should get the injection as long as your doctor has prescribed it.

The most common side effects of this medicine are decreased potassium level in the blood, nausea, vomiting, chills, and fever. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration or get worse. They may be able to suggest ways to prevent or reduce the side effects.

To make sure it is safe for you, before using this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any preexisting medical conditions or if you are taking any other medicines. Let your doctor also know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it may cause harmful effects to the developing baby.

Uses of Fungisome Injection

Benefits of Fungisome Injection

In Treatment of Severe fungal infections

Fungisome 10mg Injection works by killing the fungi which can cause serious infections. It is given by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. It usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all the fungi and yeast causing the infection are killed and do not become resistant.

In Treatment of Leishmaniasis.

Fungisome 10mg Injection is an antibiotic medicine and is used to treat Leishmaniasis, also called kala-azar, a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected sand flies. It kills the infection causing parasite and stops further spread of the infection. This medicine is given by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. Refrain from taking any other medicines along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Fungisome Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fungisome

  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Fever

How to use Fungisome Injection

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

How Fungisome Injection works

Fungisome 10mg Injection is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Fungisome 10mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fungisome 10mg 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fungisome 10mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Fungisome 10mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fungisome 10mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fungisome 10mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fungisome 10mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides {Polyenes}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Fungal cell membrane active agent

Patient concerns

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I have been experiencing fungal infections, I develop rings and rashes and they all itch like anything. I formed scars because of it. I have been taking Grisovin FP 250 mg however as long I take it I am relieved, even if I miss it for 1 day I start getting fungus back. On top of that Grisovin FP is difficult to find now, please suggest.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You are having fungal infections severe, you need to change the medicine by skin specialistCan b prescribed under supervisionMeanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day
Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
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FAQs

Q. How is Fungisome 10mg Injection administered?

Fungisome 10mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Fungisome 10mg Injection.

Q. Is Fungisome 10mg Injection fungistatic or fungicidal?

Fungisome 10mg Injection is fungicidal in nature, which means it acts by killing the fungus.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Fungisome 10mg Injection?

Before starting treatment with Fungisome 10mg Injection, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is Fungisome 10mg Injection an antibiotic?

Yes, Fungisome 10mg Injection is an antifungal antibiotic for the treatment of 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 and Visceral leishmaniasis (an infectious disease caused by a parasite).

Q. Is Fungisome 10mg Injection testing dose needed?

Yes, administration of Fungisome 10mg Injection is associated with allergic reaction (severe and serious allergic), therefore it is recommended to administer a testing dose before starting the treatment to check for any sensitivity to the medicine.

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