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What is the likelihood of kidney failure with my antifungal medication amphotericin b?

What is the likelihood of kidney failure with my antifungal medication amphotericin b?

It is possible?: Nephrotoxicity is a major adverse effect of treatment with amb, reportedly causing some degree of renal impairment in >80% of treated patients [4]. Renal function impairment may be reversible after cessation of treatment with amb and, sometimes, despite continued therapy, possibly as a result of tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Toll
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Amphotericin B (Definition)

Amphotericin B is an amphotericin-based agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more


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Which form of amphotericin b is most toxic?

Which form of amphotericin b is most toxic?

All forms: Amphotericin b has a lot of potential for complications and side effects and it must be used in a closely monitored situation like the hospital. It is often only used when nothing else would be effective for a particular fungal infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Amphocin (amphotericin b) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Amphocin (amphotericin b) allergy?

Amphocin allergy: Amphocin (amphotericin b) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/amphocin.html ...Read more

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My daughter 8 months old suffering from viscerel leishmaniasis and now treatment is going with amphotericin b. Will she be okay?

My daughter 8 months old suffering from viscerel leishmaniasis and now treatment is going with amphotericin b. Will she be okay?

Yes: I am assuming your child acquired this in India adn the form there is not as susceptible to other drugs. Recovery rate is very high. On the order of 99 percent with treatment ...Read more

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Do you know if abelcet (amphotericin b lipid complex) is sold over the counter?

Do you know if abelcet (amphotericin b lipid complex) is sold over the counter?

Abelcet (amphotericin b lipid complex): Amphotericin B lipid complex injection is a prescription medication. ...Read more

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What is it like to have amphotericin b intravenously for chronic or systemic yeast infections?

What is it like to have amphotericin b intravenously for chronic or systemic yeast infections?

Not a day at the bea: Amphotericin is a potentially toxic antifungal intravenous medication that is used to treat systemic fungal infections. Some toxicities can be less severe if the formulation is liposomal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about amphotericin b intravenously for their chronic or systemic yeast infections?

Can you tell me about amphotericin b intravenously for their chronic or systemic yeast infections?

Amphotericin: Ampho B is an intravenous anti-fungal medication used for severe fungal infections usually only seen in patients who are immune compromised and/or whom have severe infection of the blood or internal organs (lungs, heart, blood, e.g.). It has many serious side effects. Often times an initial course of Ampho may be continued with an oral antifungal. It is not for routine fungal infections. ...Read more

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On digestion: Please discuss how nystatin, amphotericin-B, Sporanox etc may be used for GI issues; underlying theories; and related debate/controversy

On digestion: Please discuss how nystatin, amphotericin-B, Sporanox etc may be used for GI issues; underlying theories; and related debate/controversy

Little or no role: There has been a theory of yeast infection going around for at least 4 decades but there has not been scientific proof that this is the reason for chronic GI problem or any defined illness. Thus, it is more of a belief system than a treatment strategy. ...Read more

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I have a culture proven candida overgrowth due to 5 years of taking broad spectrum antibiotics for acne. After taking a year of Amphotericin B troches and 3 months of nasal spray for oral and nasopharnyx/sinus candida my ID doctor prescribed Voriconazol

I have a culture proven candida overgrowth due to 5 years of taking broad spectrum antibiotics for acne.  After taking a year of Amphotericin B troches and 3 months of nasal spray for oral and nasopharnyx/sinus candida my ID doctor prescribed Voriconazol

Incomplete question!: There is a 150 character limit, and your question was cut off. Please ask again, and now we won't be able to track your previous question. So keep the question brief but complete, but there is a place to list your meds and medical problems, which will help. ...Read more

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Does amphotericin have antiviral properties?

Does amphotericin have antiviral properties?

No: Amphotericin is an antifungal agent, has no effect on viruses. ...Read more

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What is the biological source of amphotericin?

Now ?: It was originally extracted from Streptomyces nodosus. ...Read more

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Take nasal amphotericin 10ml each nostril burns sinuses during use. I am now experiencing chest pain that burns on left side. What could be cause?

Take nasal amphotericin 10ml each nostril burns sinuses during use. I am now experiencing chest pain that burns on left side. What could be cause?

Prove fungus: Amphotericin B is an antifungal drug that is being used, sometimes inappropriately, for fungal infections of the sinuses. First, your doctor must prove by culture that you have a pathological fungus in your nose, that that fungus is truly causing a sinus infection. In our literature, the pendulum is moving away from fungal etiology of sinusitis. It is your nose that is burning, not your sinuses ...Read more

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Medication for hepatitis b?

Medication for hepatitis b?

Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications depends on complicated multi factors such as what kind of antigen and antibody, viral load, state of liver disease as reflected by liver enzymes ALT, AST, the result of liver biopsy. The presence of HIV, liver cirrhosis, age of patients etc. ...Read more

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Liver, hap b, what medications can be used?

Liver, hap b, what medications can be used?

Hepatitis B, right?: If you're a chronic carrier, it's wise to get under the care of a specialist who can keep it at bay, though right now it's not curable. No over-the-counter stuff will help. Forget 'pop claims'; even milk thistle won't cure you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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High b, p uricacid , acidity problem bloodtest ALT problem medication?

High b, p uricacid , acidity problem bloodtest ALT problem medication?

Needs attention: You seem to have multiple problems which needs to be treated and closely followed to prevent long term complications. Treatment can be both by diet, life style modifications and medications. But you need to comply to your diet, medications and regular follow up check ups. ...Read more

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Do asymptomatic hepatitis b patients require medication?

Do asymptomatic hepatitis b patients require medication?

Possible: You need to be examined and have a complete history taken. Then after a complete
blood evaluation the doctor can explain to
you what needs to be done next. ...Read more

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Can one drink a little wine with hepatitis b medications?

Can one drink a little wine with hepatitis b medications?

Better to abstain: The problem is not with the medications, but with the hepatitis itself. People with chronic hepatitis b or c can progress more rapidly if they drink. Avoiding alcohol completely is recommended. ...Read more

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Are there medications for tachycardia? B/p has been 185/95, pulse 110.

Are there medications for tachycardia?  B/p has been 185/95, pulse 110.

HTN and tachycardia: Is a risk for heart disease and stroke. Your doctor will need to rule out secondary causes and get you on appropriate treatment. Get an appointment soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true hepatitis b assymptomatic patients do not need any medication?

Is it true hepatitis b assymptomatic patients do not need any medication?

Not true: Chronic hepatitis b is usually asymptomatic until the liver has suffered so much damage that it has developed cirrhosis or cancer. A doctor who specializes in liver disease (hepatologist) will help you determine if and when treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I was just checked and found hepatitis b positive what advice can you give me and medication.

What's positive?: I'd need to know whether it's the surface antibody or antigen that's positive. A positive antigen means you have either acute or chronic hepatitis. A positive antibody just means you're immune. ...Read more

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I have a cold and I need to take the Plan B pill, is it ok whil the Plan B pill is in my system to take cold/flu medication?

I have a cold and I need to take the Plan B pill, is it ok whil the Plan B pill is in my system to take cold/flu medication?

Yes, that is fine.: Check this site for meds that interact with Plan B- http://chealth.canoe.com/drug/getdrug/plan-b ...Read more

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I was diagnose with chronic hepatitis b way back 2005, I don't take any medication since then... What is the possibility that I can be cured?

I was diagnose with chronic hepatitis b way back 2005, I don't take any medication since then... What is the possibility that I can be cured?

Can be treated: Chronic hepatitis b can be treated with fda approved medications, but cure rates vary. Seek out the consultation of a liver specialist (hepatologist) to further investigate your treatment options. ...Read more

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What types of medication must you not take in order to take plan b?

What types of medication must you not take in order to take plan b?

Drug interactions.: Per Drugs. Com — there are 249 drugs than may interact with Plan B, 39 are potentially major interactions. REF: https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/levonorgestrel,plan-b.html However, that does not necessarily mean that Plan B can't be used in conjunction with some of those meds. Check the list & then talk with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Wat is the medication for hep b?

Wat is the medication for hep b?

Depends: There are several treatments for hepatitis b, but choosing one depends on the length of your exposure. For immediate treatment after infection: vaccination + globulins are given. For chronic stable: adefovir, pegylate interferon or/and entecavir. For chronic: there are several combinations of drugs acting on two of the virus's receptors. Please seek treatment from your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Does plan b one-step interact with other medications?

Does plan b one-step interact with other medications?

Plan B can interact: With acitretin, adapalene, heparin, lamotrigine, warfarin, carbamazepine, cholestyramine, barbiturates, ampicillin, cotrimoxazole, tetracycline, clarithromycin, isotretinoin, phenytoin, primidone, St. John's wort, cyclosporine, tretinoin, dexamethasone, oxcarbazepine, rifampin, topiramate, voriconazole, Griseofulvin, mifepristone, apixaban, dalteparin, enoxaparin, tinzaparin, mycophenolate, > ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Fungizone (Definition)

Fungizone is an amphotericin-based agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Amphocin (Definition)

Amphocin is an amphotericin-based agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more