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Phoricin 50mg Inj

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Medical Description

Phoricin 50mg Inj 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
slowing down the growth of fungus. Phoricin 50mg Inj 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 Phoricin 50mg Inj

  • Serious fungal infections
  • Kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis)

Contraindications of Phoricin 50mg Inj

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

Side effects of Phoricin 50mg Inj

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

Precautions and Warnings of Phoricin 50mg Inj


Can I take Phoricin 50mg Inj during pregnancy?
There is limited safety information available about use of the Phoricin 50mg Inj in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Phoricin 50mg Inj while breastfeeding?
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.


Can I drive if I have taken Phoricin 50mg Inj ?
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, Phoricin 50mg Inj does not have any effect on the driving ability of an individual.


Can I consume alcohol if I have taken Phoricin 50mg Inj ?
Although the interaction of the Phoricin 50mg Inj 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 Phoricin 50mg Inj , your doctor may ask you to perform blood tests to monitor your potassium, magnesium levels and kidney function.

Mode of Action of Phoricin 50mg Inj

How Does It Work?

Phoricin 50mg Inj 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 dea
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Directions for Use of Phoricin 50mg Inj

  • Phoricin 50mg Inj 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 Phoricin 50mg Inj

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way the Phoricin 50mg Inj works or Phoricin 50mg Inj 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 Phoricin 50mg 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 Phoricin 50mg Inj


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


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is Phoricin 50mg Inj ?

A: Phoricin 50mg Inj 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 Phoricin 50mg Inj given?

A: Phoricin 50mg Inj 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 Phoricin 50mg Inj works?

A: Phoricin 50mg Inj 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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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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