Amphotericin is used to treat and prevent fungal infections.
Amphotericin is given as a slow injection into a vein or central line. Continue the course until it is finished, even if you start to feel better.
Amphotericin is usually given to you by a health professional. If you miss a dose, contact your health professional as soon as possible.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with amphotericin including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. ginkgo) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Swollen lips, tongue, throat or face, trouble breathing
Rash, redness and pain at injection site
Bloody or cloudy pee, trouble peeing
Tingling or numbness
Chest pain, fast, slow or irregular heartbeat
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
Fever, sore throat, tiredness, aches and pains
Easy/unusual bruising or bleeding
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Chills, headache, flushing, dizziness
Joint or muscle pains, cramps or weakness
Drowsiness, confusion, agitation, lack of energy
Trouble sleeping, hallucinations, low mood
Hair loss or thinning
Loss of appetite, stomach upset
Swollen feet or legs
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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