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Amphotericin B Cholesteryl Sulfate Complex Overview

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Overview

(am foe TER i sin bee kole LES te ril SUL fate KOM plecks)

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[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Pharmacologic Category

Antifungal Agent, Parenteral

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• This medicine does not mix well with some medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to amphotericin or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you are breast-feeding.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How does it work?

• Amphotericin works to injure the yeast and fight the infection.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How is it best taken?

• This medicine is given as a shot into a vein over a period of time.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Call healthcare provider for appointment.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Check blood work (potassium, magnesium, kidney function). Talk with healthcare provider.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect from light.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2006-10-13 10:38:48.0

Modified: 2010-03-19 10:55:27.0

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