Brand Name(s): Amphotericin_B
Drug Class: antifungal polyene antibiotic
Treats: coccidiodes, Blastomyces dermatitidis , Rhodotorula, Mucor mucedo , Sporothrix
Fungizone Iv is an antifungal polyene antibiotic that comes with different names like amphotericin B. It is used to fight different kinds of fungal infections like candida, capsulatum, coccidioides immitis. Fungizone Iv should be used as directed by the doctorand
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Fungizone Iv Uses
Fungizone Iv is used in the treatment of fungal diseases such as candidiasis. Candidiasis is a fungal infection that affects the mouth causing whitish tongue and pain while swallowing, and can also affect the vagina with the signs of genital itching.
Fungizone Iv works by binding to sterols in the fungi cell membrane reducing the permeability of the fungi cell hence the death of such fungi cells.
Other conditions that can be treated using Fungizone Iv include:
- Genital itching
- Blastomyces dermatitis
- Mucor mucedo
Other uses for Fungizone Iv may be as determined by your doctor.
Fungizone Iv Dosage
Dosage for Fungizone Iv may differ from one person to the other depending on the age of the patient, weight and level of severity of the condition being treated. Below is a dosage for candidiasis
- Fungizone Iv should be administered by slow intravenous infusion over a period of 2 to 6 hours.
- 5 to 10 milliliters
Even though Fungizone Iv is administered by your health attendant, if you suspect an overdose or late administration of the Fungizone Iv, remind your health provider immediately
Fungizone Iv Side Effects
The side effects of Fungizone Iv may come about just as any other drug and may differ from one patient to the other. This may be due to age, weight or level of condition. The below listed side effects are not an inclusive list of all side effects.
- Fever and chills
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- increased or decreased urination
- irregular heartbeat
- muscle cramps or pain
- pain at the place of injection
- numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet
- shortness of breath, troubled breathing, wheezing, or tightness in chest
- skin rash or itching
- sore throat and fever
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- Blurred vision or any change in vision
- difficult urination
- numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness
if these side effects persist,k mediacal attention.
Fungizone Iv Interactions
Fungizone Iv may interact with some drugs and chemicals and thus you are advised to disclose all the drugs and chemicals you are using to your doctor for better management. Below is a list of drugs that may interact with Fungizone Iv.
- Brewer’s yeast