Amphocin (Injection)

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Amphocin (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Amphocin (Injection)

Amphocin (Injection) Medication Classification


Amphocin (Injection) Brandname

Fungizone Intravenous, Amphocin

Amphocin (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Amphotericin B (am-foe-TER-i-sin B) Treats infections caused by a fungus.Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals.

When To Not Use Amphocin (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to amphotericin B.

How Should You Use Amphocin (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
  • An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give an IV, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • Check the bag to make sure there are no leaks. Also make sure the solution is clear.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper Amphocin (Injection) Storage

Store Amphocin (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Amphocin (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Amphocin (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking a diuretic (water pills), digoxin (Lanoxin®), a corticosteroid (such as prednisone or cortisone), other antifungal medicine (such as Ancobon®, Nizoral®, or Monistat®) or any antibiotic before you take this medicine.

Amphocin (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease.

Amphocin (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Shaking and chills
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling, pain, or redness near where the IV needle is given
  • Water retention (swelling of the ankles and feet)
  • Urinating less than 1 cup in a day
  • Severe weakness, muscle cramps
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Mild nausea or upset stomach

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