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Fungitericin Injection


Overview

Introduction

Fungitericin Injection is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections and kala-azar. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Fungitericin Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self administer. Before you take this medicine, inform your doctor if you suffer from diabetes, liver/kidney problems or are on dialysis or have low potassium level in blood

It may lead to a few common side effects like headache, nausea and vomiting. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling or redness. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Uses of Fungitericin Injection

Side effects of Fungitericin Injection

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

How to use Fungitericin Injection

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

How Fungitericin Injection works

Fungitericin 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 Fungitericin Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fungitericin 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fungitericin 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
Fungitericin Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fungitericin Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Fungitericin 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 Fungitericin Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fungitericin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Fungitericin Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It is usually given as an injection over 1-2 hours under the supervision of a medical professional.
  • Fungitericin Injection can cause rash, chills, headache, and tiredness during initial days of the treatment, but these may fade away with time.
  • Your doctor may ask you for regular blood tests to monitor your blood sugar, potassium, magnesium and kidney function.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice pain or blood upon urination, swelling of the face and trouble breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fungitericin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
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Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
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Brand(s): Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin
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Brand(s): Densol
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Patient Concerns

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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 Fungitericin fungistatic or fungicidal?

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

Q. Is Fungitericin light sensitive?

Fungitericin is not light sensitive

Q. What is Fungitericin liposomal?

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

Q. Is Fungitericin an antibiotic?

Yes, Fungitericin 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 Fungitericin testing dose needed?

Yes, administration of Fungitericin 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 Fungitericin administered?

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

Q. How does Fungitericin cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?

Fungitericin 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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