Liposomal Amphotericin B

Information about Liposomal Amphotericin B

Liposomal Amphotericin B Uses

Liposomal Amphotericin B is used in the treatment of Fungal skin infections.

How Liposomal Amphotericin B works

Liposomal Amphotericin B is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Common side effects of Liposomal Amphotericin B

Decreased potassium level in blood, Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Fever
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Available Medicine for Liposomal Amphotericin B

FungsomeLifecare Innovations Pvt Ltd
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Expert advice for Liposomal Amphotericin B

  • Liposomal Amphotericin B should be applied as advised by your doctor.
  • Before each application, wash the affected area with soap and water and dry well. 
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 2- 4 weeks of treatment.

Frequently asked questions for Liposomal Amphotericin B

Liposomal Amphotericin B

Q. How is Liposomal Amphotericin B administered?

Liposomal Amphotericin B should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Liposomal Amphotericin B.

Q. Is Liposomal Amphotericin B fungistatic or fungicidal?

Liposomal Amphotericin B is fungicidal in nature, which means it acts by killing the fungus.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Liposomal Amphotericin B?

Before starting treatment with Liposomal Amphotericin B, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is Liposomal Amphotericin B an antibiotic?

Yes, Liposomal Amphotericin B is an antifungal antibiotic for the treatment of 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 and Visceral leishmaniasis (an infectious disease caused by a parasite).

Q. Is Liposomal Amphotericin B testing dose needed?

Yes, administration of Liposomal Amphotericin B is associated with allergic reaction (severe and serious allergic), therefore it is recommended to administer a testing dose before starting the treatment to check for any sensitivity to the medicine.

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