Amphotericin B (By injection)
Treats infections caused by a fungus.
Antifungal, Antiprotozoal (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Amphotericin B is an antifungal. It is used to help the body overcome serious fungus infections. It may also be used for other problems as determined by your doctor.
Amphotericin B is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can affect how amphotericin B works. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:Antibiotic medicine Corticosteroid medicine, such as prednisone or cortisone Digoxin Diuretic medicine (water pills) Other antifungal medicine
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to amphotericin B.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Change in how much or how often you urinate
Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat
Shaking, fever, and chills
Swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Swelling, pain, or redness near where the IV needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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