Amphomul is fungicidal in nature, it acts by killing the fungus
Q. Is Amphomul light sensitive?
Amphomul is not light sensitive
Q. What is Amphomul liposomal?
Liposomal Amphomul is a lipid-associated formulation. Liposomal encapsulation or incorporation into a lipid complex of Amphomul can substantially improves drug safety especially nephrotoxicity associated with the drug
Q. Is Amphomul an antibiotic?
Yes, Amphomul 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 Amphomul testing dose needed?
Yes, administration of Amphomul 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 Amphomul administered?
Amphomul is either administered as intravenous injection or infusion by a registered medical professional only
Q. How does Amphomul cause nephrotoxicity and hyperkalemia?
Amphomul 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.