Medicine Overview of Hospicin B Injection
Hospicin B 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections and kala-azar
Side Effects of Hospicin B are Headache, Injection site pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach cramp, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Heartburn, Rapid breathing.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Hospicin B 50 mg Injection is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.
In Depth Information on Hospicin B Injection
- 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.
Hospicin B Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Hospicin B 50 mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Hospicin B 50 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Hospicin B 50 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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.
There is limited information available on the use of Hospicin B 50 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Hospicin B 50 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Hospicin B Injection
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.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
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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