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Hospicin B 50 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Hospicin B Injection

Hospicin B 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 Hospicin B Injection

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

How Hospicin B Injection works

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

Hospicin B Injection related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Hospicin B Injection?

If you miss a dose of Hospicin B 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 Hospicin B 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 Hospicin B

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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
Skin Specialist
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
I am recently seeing increasing red circular rashes on my leg and some dots on tights and hands and there is an increasing itching in last 2 days
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
May b fungal infections, you should visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment meanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
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FAQs

Q. Is Hospicin B fungistatic or fungicidal?

Hospicin B is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus

Q. Is Hospicin B light sensitive?

Hospicin B is not light sensitive

Q. What is Hospicin B liposomal?

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

Q. Is Hospicin B an antibiotic?

Yes, Hospicin B 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 Hospicin B testing dose needed?

Yes, administration of Hospicin B 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 Hospicin B administered?

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

Q. How does Hospicin B cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?

Hospicin B 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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References
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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