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Generic name: amphotericin B liposomal [AM-foe-TER-i-sin-B-LYE-poe-SOE-mal]
Drug class: polyenes

What is AmBisome?

AmBisome can be described as an antifungal drug that fights the ailment caused by fungi.AmBisome is a treatment for dangerous, life-threatening fungal infections such as leishmaniasis or a particular kind of meningitis for people who are infected by HIV (human immune deficiency virus)AmBisome cannot be used to treat minor fungal infections, like an infection with yeast in the mouth, oesophagus, or vagina.


AmBisome might need to be used for a few weeks or even months, depending on the condition being addressed.Contact your healthcare provider if you're feeling sick, nauseated, dizzy, sweaty, hot and cold, or experiencing a rapid heartbeat, chest tightness, or breathing difficulties while you receive Ambisome.A few people who have received an AmBisome infusion have experienced a reaction to the injection (when the medication is infused in the vein). Contact your physician immediately in the event that you are feeling dizzy or nauseated, lightheaded, or sweaty. You may also feel hot or cold. Also, tell your doctor that your heartbeat is fast as well as your chest tightness. difficulty breathing.

Prior to use this drug

Do not be treated by AmBisome if sensitive to amphotericin B.

Inform your physician if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Kidney disease
  • The liver;
  • An electrolyte imbalance (such as low or high levels of magnesium, potassium, or magnesium in the blood)

Consult your physician if you are expecting. There is no way to know if amphotericin-B liposomal harms any unborn child.It is not recommended to breastfeed when you are using AmBisome.

Similar/related medications

Ciprofloxacin, Augmentin, Fluconazole, Amoxicillin/clavulanate, Vancomycin, Diflucan, and Gentamicin

How to take AmBisome?

AmBisome can be administered by infusion of a vein. Your healthcare provider can give the injection.This medication should be administered gradually, and the infusion could take around two hours to be completed.AmBisome might need to be administered for a period of weeks or even months, based on the condition being addressed.The quality of your breathing, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, as well as kidney function and many other vital indicators, are closely monitored.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you receive AmBisome while you're in the hospital, there is a good chance you will be able to take a dosage.If you're receiving this medication in an outpatient clinic, please call your doctor to get instructions in case you do not make an appointment to receive your shot.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As Ambisome is administered by a medical professional in such a setting, an overdose is not likely to happen.

What should be avoided?

Be sure to follow your physician's advice regarding restrictions on foods, drinks, food, or any activity.

Side effects of AmBisome

Take immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, AmBisome may include hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of the mouth, face, and tongue.There are some side effects that can happen when you inject. Inform your doctor immediately when you are feeling dizzy and nauseated, are lightheaded, sweaty, cold or hot, or notice a rapid heartbeat as well as chest tightness. difficulty breathing.

Contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Kidney disorders The most common symptoms are a lack of or insufficient urine, swelling of your ankles and feet, being tired, or feeling exhausted.
  • Low levels of calcium; muscle spasms and cramps; numbness or sensation (around your mouth or even in your fingers or toes);
  • Low magnesium low magnesium, dizziness, and irregular heartbeats. Being jittery and having muscle cramps. Spasms or cough sensations;
  • Low potassium levels Leg cramps, constipation, abnormal heartbeats, fluttering around your chest, more frequent urination, or thirst Numbness, tingling muscular weakness, or feeling of limpness

Common side effects associated with AmBisome include:

  • Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea;
  • Difficulty breathing;
  • Chills;
  • Weak,

It isn't a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and there are other possible side effects. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. The best way to report adverse reactions is to call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Amphotericin B could affect your kidneys, especially if you take certain drugs to treat cancer, infections, osteoporosis, organ rejection of a transplant, bowel diseases, high blood pressure, or arthritis pain (including Advil, Motrin, and Aleve).Certain other medications may interfere with amphotericin B liposomal. This includes medicine that is prescribed or available for purchase, vitamins, and herbs. Inform your physician about the medicines you are currently taking and all medicines you take or stop taking.