Nanosomal Amphotericin B

Description

Nanosomal Amphotericin B is an antifungal medicine used to treat serious and potentially life-threatening infections caused by different fungal species. The nanosomal form of this medicine is used as a gel to treat fungal infections of the skin.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nanosomal Amphotericin B

  • Skin burning sensation
  • Pruritus
  • Skin bacterial infection
  • Increase in liver enzyme levels

Uses of Nanosomal Amphotericin B

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cutaneous and/or mucocutaneous fungal infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is relatively safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, all the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to amphotericin B or any other components present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is relatively safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, all the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External Use

This medicine is meant for external use only. If you accidentally swallow the medicine, contact your doctor immediately for further instructions.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Gel: Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Nanosomal Amphotericin B works by blocking the action of a certain vital component of the fungal cell wall. This results in disruption of cell membrane and death of the fungus.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Polyenes

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 24 Oct 2017

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