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Amphotericin B liposomal

Generic name: amphotericin B liposomal [AM-foe-TER-i-sin-B-LYE-poe-SOE-mal]
Brand name: AmBisome
Dosage format:
intravenous powder for injection (50 mg)
Drug class: polyenes

What is Amphotericin-B liposomal?

AmphotericinB liposomal is an antifungal medication used to treat life-threatening fungal diseases, including leishmaniasis or a specific type of meningitis among those suffering from HIV (human immune deficiency virus).Amphotericin B liposomal should not be used to treat mild fungal diseases like the yeast infection of the mouth, oesophagus, or vagina.Amphotericin B liposomal can also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Amphotericin B liposomal

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.Certain side effects can occur during the course of the injection. Contact your physician immediately in case you feel dizzy or nauseated, lightheaded, sweaty, hot or cold, or notice a rapid heartbeat, chest tightness, or difficulty breathing.

Amphotericin B lipoma could cause serious adverse side effects. Consult your physician right away. If you suffer from:

  • Kidney issues: little or no urine output; swelling of your ankles and feet; being fatigued or short of breath.
  • Low calcium levels—muscle spasms or contractions, numbness or sensation (around your mouth or even in your toes, fingers, or around your mouth);
  • Low magnesium—dizziness, irregular heartbeats, feeling jittery, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, coughing or choking feeling;
  • Lower potassium level: leg cramps, constipation irregular heartbeats, an increase in chest temperature, and increased thirst or urination numbness or tingling muscles becoming weak or a limp sensation

Common adverse effects of amphotericin b liposomal could be:

  • Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea;
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chills;
  • Insufficiency or weakness
  • Rash.

This list may not provide all possible adverse reactions of using medications for autism.. Other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Inform your healthcare providers if you feel dizzy, nauseated, lightheaded, sweaty, hot and cold, or if your heart rate is fast or your chest is tight. You may also experience breathing difficulties while being treated with amphotericin B.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to be treated with amphotericin A if you are sensitive to it.

Contact your physician if you have ever experienced:

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

Inform your physician if you are expecting. It's not clear if amphotericin B liposomal can harm the unborn baby.It is not recommended to breastfeed when taking amphotericin B liposomal.

How to take Amphotericin-B liposomal?

Amphotericin-B liposomal injections are given as an injection into the vein. Your healthcare professional will give the injection.Amphotericin B liposomal should be administered slowly, and the infusion could take between 2 and 3 hours to be completed.Amphotericin-B liposomal could require treatment for several months or weeks, based on the type of infection being treated.Your blood pressure, breathing and kidney function, oxygen levels, and other vital indicators will be closely monitored.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If amphotericin-B liposomal is administered when you are in the hospital, there is a good chance you will miss the dose.If you're receiving this medication in an outpatient facility, please call your doctor to get instructions in the event that you don't make an appointment for the amphotericin-B liposomal injection.

What happens if I overdose?

Because amphotericin B is prescribed by a health expert in a medical environment, there is no risk of an overdose occurring.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding restrictions on beverages, food, or any activity.

Interaction with other drugs

Amphotericin B could cause kidney damage, particularly in conjunction with certain medications to treat cancer, osteoporosis, infections, organ transplant rejection, digestive issues, and high blood pressure or arthritis pain (including Advil, Motrin, and Aleve).Other medications can affect amphotericin B liposomal, such as medicines that are available on prescription or over-the-counter, vitamins, and products made from herbs. Discuss with your doctor all the medications you currently use and any medication you begin or stop taking.