What Are The Uses Of Amphotericin B?
This is used to treat certain types of severe fungal infections (which may be life threatening too) only. It may also be sometimes used for treating protozoal infections.
It is not used for less severe fungal infections like oral thrush, vaginal yeast infections or localized fungal infections in people who have normal levels of white blood cells in the body.
What Are The Side Effects Of Amphotericin B?
Some of the common side-effects may be:
Consult your doctor if any of the following severe side effects occur:
- Weight loss
- Heartburn, Abdominal pain or cramping
- A headache, Muscular pain
- Breathing problems
- Inflammation at the site of injection
- Allergic reactions such as hives or rashes
Overdose can cause following side effects
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty in breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
What Are The Contraindications Of Amphotericin B?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnant or planning for pregnancy, breast feeding
- Kidney disease
- Blood problems
- Low calcium level
- Low potassium level