Amphotericin B Lipid Complex
Treats infections caused by a fungus. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals.
If you have your treatments at home, you should be given a special container for the used needles.
Keep it where children or pets cannot reach it.
Store this medicine in a refrigerator.
Do not freeze.
Keep all medicine away from children.
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
An intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us) or IV injection is given through a tube put in one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, hand, or sometimes in your chest.
A nurse or other caregiver trained to give injections will give your treatment.
Never share your medicine with anyone.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fever and chills
Severe nausea and vomiting
Swelling, pain, or redness near where the IV needle is given
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to amphotericin B.
This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule.
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease.
Your doctor may want to test your blood while you are receiving this medicine.
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