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Fungizone 50 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Fungizone Injection

Fungizone 50 mg 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.

Fungizone 50 mg 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 Fungizone Injection

Fungizone Injection side effects

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

How to use Fungizone Injection

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

How Fungizone Injection works

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

Fungizone Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Fungizone 50 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fungizone 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
Fungizone 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
Fungizone 50 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fungizone 50 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Fungizone 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 Fungizone 50 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Fungizone Injection?

If you miss a dose of Fungizone 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 Fungizone 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 Fungizone

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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 Fungizone fungistatic or fungicidal?

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

Q. Is Fungizone light sensitive?

Fungizone is not light sensitive

Q. What is Fungizone liposomal?

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

Q. Is Fungizone an antibiotic?

Yes, Fungizone 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 Fungizone testing dose needed?

Yes, administration of Fungizone 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 Fungizone administered?

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

Q. How does Fungizone cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?

Fungizone 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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