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Amphotericin B Topical

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Uses

Amphotericin B Topical is used in the treatment of kala-azar

How it works

Amphotericin b topical kills fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Itching, Dry skin, Contact sensitization, Skin redness, Burning sensation

Available Medicine

  • ₹210
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor immediately if skin problem does not improve or worsens within 1 to 2 weeks.
  • To avoid relapse, continue use of topical amphotericin B even if symptoms begin to clear up.
  • Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to amphotericin B or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions

Amphotericin B Topical

Q. Is amphotericin B an antibiotic?
Yes, amphotericin B is an antifungal antibiotic for the treatment of serious infections caused by fungi
Q. Is amphotericin B fungistatic or fungicidal?
Amphotericin B is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus
Q. Is amphotericin B testing dose needed?
Yes, amphotericin B is associated with allergic (severe and serious) reaction, therefore it is recommended to apply a test dose before starting the therapy to check for sensitivity
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Q. Is amphotericin B light sensitive?
Amphotericin B is not light sensitive.

Content on this page was last updated on 24 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)