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Composition FOR MYCOL 500mg injection

Amphotericin B(500mg)

food interaction for MYCOL injection

alcohol interaction for MYCOL injection

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medicine interaction for MYCOL injection

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Mycol 500mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Mycol 500mg 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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • SALT INFORMATION FOR MYCOL 500mg injection

    Amphotericin B(500mg)

    Mycol injection uses

    Mycol 500mg injection is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections and kala-azar.

    How mycol injection works

    Mycol 500mg injection kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

    Common side effects of mycol injection

    Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased potassium level in blood, Fever, Chills, Increased creatine level in blood, Decreased blood pressure.


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    Expert advice FOR MYCOL 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR MYCOL 500mg injection

    Amphotericin B

    Q. Is amphotericin B fungistatic or fungicidal?
    Amphotericin B is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus
    Q. Is amphotericin B light sensitive?
    Amphotericin B is not light sensitive
    Q. What is amphotericin B liposomal?
    Liposomal amphotericin B is a lipid-associated formulation. Liposomal encapsulation or incorporation into a lipid complex of amphotericin B can substantially improves drug safety especially nephrotoxicity associated with the drug
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    Q. Is amphotericin B an antibiotic?
    Yes, amphotericin 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 amphotericin B testing dose needed?
    Yes, administration of amphotericin 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 amphotericin B administered?
    Amphotericin B is either administered as intravenous injection or infusion by a registered medical professional only
    Q. How does amphotericin B cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?
    Amphotericin 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.


    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)