Amphotericin B

How is it Administered?

Your medicine will be will be added to fluid and given by infusion into a vein (intravenous or IV). Usually, the infusion takes 2-6 hours.

Why Am I Taking Amphotericin B?

Amphotericin B is an antifungal medication used to help the body overcome serious fungus infections. Because it can cause serious side effects, it should not be used to treat less serious fungal infections in people with a normal immune system. It does not work against infections caused by bacteria or viruses.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before I Begin Receiving Amphotericin B?

Tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to amphotericin B
  • are receiving transfusions or having radiation treatments
  • have or have ever had diabetes, or heart or kidney disease
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

This drug may interact with other medications, increasing or decreasing their effectiveness or causing harmful side effects. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about any prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal or diet supplements that you are taking.

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