AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable)

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Amphotericin B

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AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable)

AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Fungizone Intravenous, Amphocin

AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable) 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 AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable)

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

How Should You Use AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable)


  • 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 AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable)

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.

AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable) 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.

AMPHOTERICIN B (Injection) (Injectable) 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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Arya, Arya - 08/10/2013

3 year old boy, ciblms and ciblms and goes a bit higher than usual. In fact, he gets to the part where it's really confusing, and you have to go up to go down. Well. Picture the 3 year old screaming and crying bloody murder in hysterical fear. I am alone, in a very crowded mall with a TEENY baby, and my toddler won't come down, even with the help of the older kids who are trying to show him how to climb down. I had to climb up WITH MY BABY to rescue him! I mean, what was I gonna do? Pass off my infant to a stranger to hold while I climbed the toy? He wasn't allowed past the lowest level for quite some time after that