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Amfocan 50mg Inj

By FRESENIUS KABI INDIA PVT LTD
1ml Injection
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Medical Description

Amfocan Injection is an antifungal medication. It contains amphotericin B as the active ingredient. Amphotericin B is prescribed for the treatment of serious fungal infections. This medicine works by ...
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ContainsAmphotericin B(50.0 Mg)
UsesSerious fungal infections, kala-azar
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, rash, chills
ClassificationANTI-FUNGAL
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Uses of Amfocan 50 MG

  • Serious fungal infections
  • Kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis)

Contraindications of Amfocan 50 MG

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

Side effects of Amfocan 50 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Amfocan 50 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Amfocan Injection during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited safety information available about use of the Amfocan Injection in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Amfocan Injection 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 Amfocan Injection?
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, Amfocan Injection does not have any effect on the driving ability of an individual.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have taken Amfocan Injection?
A:
Although the interaction of the Amfocan Injection 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 Amfocan Injection, your doctor may ask you to perform blood tests to monitor your potassium, magnesium levels and kidney function.

Mode of Action of Amfocan 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Amfocan Injection 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 fungal cell deat...
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Directions for Use of Amfocan 50 MG

  • Amfocan Injection 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 Amfocan 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way the Amfocan works or Amfocan 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 Amfocan 50 MG

  • 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 Amfocan 50 MG

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
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Amfocan Injection?

A: Amfocan Injection 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 Amfocan Injection given?

A: Amfocan Injection 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 Amfocan Injection works?

A: Amfocan Injection 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.
Product Details
Brand
AMFOCAN
Expires on or After
24/08/2022
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 07:10 PM (IST)
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