AMPHOTERICIN (AMPHOTRET) INJECTION – TREATMENT OF SEVERE FUNGAL INFECTIONS
Amphotericin B injection is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections and kala-azar. It kills the infection-causing fungi and thus, treats the infection.
How Amphotericin B injection is used?
Amphotericin B Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. Before you take this medicine, inform your doctor if you suffer from diabetes, liver/kidney problems or are on dialysis or have a low potassium level in your blood.
Side effects of the Injection:
It may lead to a few common side effects like headache, vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, and fever. You may also notice some injection sites reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Read more.
How It Works:
This Injection is an adrenergic drug. It works on the receptors in the kidney, gut, brain, and heart thereby relaxing the blood in these organs. This restores the poor blood supply and oxygen delivery to these organs. It also causes an increase in urine production in the kidneys and protects them from injury.
- It is given into the vein as a drip by a healthcare professional.
- Regular monitoring of heartbeat, blood pressure, urine output, and liver and kidney function is required while taking this Injection.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.