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Ambihope Inj

By ABBOTT HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
50mg Powder For Infusion in Injection
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Therapeutic classification
Anti-fungal

Medical Description

Ambihope Powder For Infusion is an antifungal medication. It contains amphotericin B as the active ingredient. Amphotericin B is prescribed for the treatment of serious fungal infections. This medicin
e works by slowing down the growth of fungus. Ambihope Powder For Infusion is to be administered by a doctor or nurse in a clinical setting only. The doses and duration are determined by the doctor after accessing your condition. Inform your doctor about your complete medical history before initiating the treatment.
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Uses of Ambihope Inj

  • Serious fungal infections
  • Kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis)

Contraindications of Ambihope Inj

If you are allergic to amphotericin B or ingredients present along with it.

Side effects of Ambihope Inj

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Decrease in serum potassium levels
  • Pain or swelling at the injection site

Precautions and Warnings of Ambihope Inj

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Ambihope Powder For Infusion during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited safety information available about use of the Ambihope Powder For Infusion in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Ambihope Powder For Infusion while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not known if the component of this medicine passes in breastmilk. Consult your doctor before taking this injection if you are a lactating woman.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Ambihope Powder For Infusion?
A:
This injection is usually given to an individual who is being treated in a healthcare set up and their health condition may not allow them to drive. However, Ambihope Powder For Infusion does not have any effect on the driving ability of an individual.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have taken Ambihope Powder For Infusion?
A:
Although the interaction of the Ambihope Powder For Infusion with alcohol is not known, it is advisable to consult your doctor if you drink too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a liver or kidney-related disorder.
  • You experience skin allergy and rashes after taking this medicine.
  • Amphotericin B must not be used for superficial fungal infections.
  • When on treatment with the Ambihope Powder For Infusion, your doctor may ask you to perform blood tests to monitor your potassium, magnesium levels and kidney function.

Mode of Action of Ambihope Inj

How Does It Work?

Ambihope Powder For Infusion contains amphotericin B, an antifungal medicine. Amphotericin B binds to the fungal cells and makes them more porous that leads to the leakage of cell components and funga
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Directions for Use of Ambihope Inj

  • Ambihope Powder For Infusion will be administered by a doctor in a clinical or a hospital setting.
  • Please follow any after-care instructions given by your doctor or nurse.

Interactions of Ambihope Inj

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way the Ambihope works or Ambihope itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines to treat cancer, high blood pressure, heart conditions, immunosuppressants, pain killers, muscle relaxants and steroids.

Storage and disposal of Ambihope Inj

  • Store it in temperatures between 2-8 degrees celsius away from light and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly.

Dosage of Ambihope Inj

Overdose

This medicine is given/administered by a trained health care professional. The likelihood of an overdose is very low.

Missed a Dose

This medicine is given/administered by a trained health care professional at the appropriate time in a hospital or clinic. The likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Ambihope Powder For Infusion?

A: Ambihope Powder For Infusion is an anti-fungal medication. It contains amphotericin B as the active ingredient. It is used to treat serious fungal infections or visceral leishmaniasis commonly known as kala-azar in India.

Q: How is Ambihope Powder For Infusion given?

A: Ambihope Powder For Infusion is given as an intravenous injection or infusion by a doctor or nurse in a hospital or clinic. An allergy test is usually performed by administering an initial test dose before initiating the treatment. If no allergic reactions develop, the doctor or nurse will continue with the treatment.

Q: How Ambihope Powder For Infusion works?

A: Ambihope Powder For Infusion is an antifungal medicine containing amphotericin B as its active ingredient. It works by binding to the fungal cells and makes them more porous leading to the leakage of cell components and fungal cell death.

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ContainsAmphotericin-b
UsesSerious fungal infections, kala-azar
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, rash, chills
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 07:10 PM (IST)
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