Ambisome

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Ambisome is used to treat a variety of serious fungal infections. It is often used in patients who cannot tolerate or who do not respond to the regular amphotericin treatment. It works by stopping the growth of fungi.

Ambisome is usually given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. It should be injected slowly over 2 hours. Dosage of Ambisome is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to therapy. If you are giving Ambisome to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check Ambisome visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely. It may be necessary to continue Ambisome for several weeks to several months in order to treat certain infections. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Before using amphotericin/lipid complex, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Ambisome may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Ambisome, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,white blood cell (leukocyte) transfusions, heart disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure), liver disease, kidney disease. During pregnancy, Ambisome should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Ambisome passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of Ambisome as directed. If you miss a dose of Ambisome, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.anti-cancer drugs (e.g., mechlorethamine, nitrogen mustard), azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole), cidofovir, digoxin, flucytosine, medications that affect the kidneys (including pentamidine, tacrolimus, aminoglycosides such as gentamicin), muscle relaxants (e.g., tubocurarine), zidovudine. Ambisome may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including phosphate levels), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Ambisome.

What are Ambisome side effects?

Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Ambisome may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Ambisome as a result of an interaction with other medications.

Side Effects of Ambisome

The side effects of Ambisome may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Ambisome. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Ambisome may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.

Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Ambisome, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Ambisome.

By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Ambisome, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Ambisome and the side effects associated with Ambisome are described in the following:

Common Ambisome Side Effects
Severe
  • hypokalemia
  • fever
  • chills
  • dyspnea
Less Severe
  • headache disorder
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • acute abdominal pain
  • insomnia
Less Frequent Ambisome Side Effects
Severe
  • back pain
  • skin rash
  • jaundice
  • chest pain
  • urine discoloration
  • increased alanine transaminase
  • increased aspartate transaminase
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
Less Severe
  • cough
  • peripheral edema
  • hematuria
  • acute confusion
Rare or Very Rare Ambisome Side Effects
Severe
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • hypoventilation
  • pulmonary edema
  • agranulocytosis
  • hemorrhagic cystitis
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • acute renal failure
Less Severe
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • erythema
  • urticaria
  • kidney disease with reduction in GFR
  • dysuria
  • urinary incontinence

Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Ambisome when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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Additional information

Power

50mg

Vials

10