Amphotericin B Cholesteryl Sulfate Complex (By injection)
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Treats infections caused by a fungus.
Antifungal, Antiprotozoal (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Amphotericin B cholesteryl complex is an antifungal medicine. It is used to help the body overcome serious infections, such as aspergillosis, that are caused by fungus.
This medicine 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:Corticotropin, cyclosporin, digoxin, pentamidine, or tacrolimus Antibiotic medicine, cancer medicine, a corticosteroid (such as prednisone or cortisone), or 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.
Your doctor may want to test your blood while you are receiving this medicine. Keep all appointments.
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
Fever and chills
Lightheadedness or fainting
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Swelling, pain, or redness near where the IV needle is given
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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