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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

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...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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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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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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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 of the toxicities can be less severe if the formulation is liposomal. ...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 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 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

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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 know 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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What is a normal insulin serum level?

What is a normal insulin serum level?

Insulin level: Typical blood level between meals is 8-11 micro international units per millileters. ...Read more

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Can you be Cu toxic, yet have low Cu serum level?

Can you be Cu toxic, yet have low Cu serum level?

Yes: Unfortunately copper toxicity is not easy to diagnose and serum levels do not accurately reflect tissue levels, so yes, one can have low serum copper even when toxic with copper. See http://www.melissadianesmith.com/Articles/CopperOverLoad.html
and http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional_disorders/mineral_deficiency_and_toxicity/copper_deficiency_and_toxicity.html ...Read more

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I had serum cholestrol level 195 what can I do now?

I had serum cholestrol level 195 what can I do now?

Need more informatio: LDL? HDL? Diabetes? BP? Family history? Meds? Do not smoke. Exercise, the more the better. Stay slim or get slim. Limit red meats, processed meats, and fried foods. Do not consume any trans fats. Probably you need no med, but a statin is very beneficial for certain people. ...Read more

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What is the relation between ureter ston and high level of serum ceriatenin?

What is the relation between ureter ston and high level of serum ceriatenin?

The urethral stone : Can cause back up of urine and decreased functioning of your kidneys with subsequent elevated creatinine. Cut down on salt and protein/ meat intake.Follow up with your kidney dr. Let's hope and pray that your condition is reversible. Take care! ...Read more

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What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

S. Creatinine: 0.6-1.3 mg./DL in adult males, and 0.5-1.1 in adult females. ...Read more

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What does high "serum amylase" levels tell you?

What does high "serum amylase" levels tell you?

Usually pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas and salivary glands raises serum levels of amylase. Serum lipase is elevated on pancreatic inflammation only. Intestinal and renal lesions may be associated the increase in amylase. ...Read more

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For what reason serum cu and ceruloplasmin levels are paradoxically low in wilson's disease?

For what reason serum cu and ceruloplasmin levels are paradoxically low in wilson's disease?

Not paradoxical: The problem is that copper can't get out of certain cells. The reason for ceruloplasmin being low is under study; since it carries copper, this metal also tends to be low. Checking serum copper and serum ceruloplasmin as a screen for wilson's misses up to a quarter of cases, especially if the person is already sick with anything. ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine , the lower the gfr. ...Read more

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Why are serum calcium and ACE levels increased in sarcoidosis?

Why are serum calcium and ACE levels increased in sarcoidosis?

Not known.: No one knows exactly why high calcium levels occur in granuloma-forming disorders such as sarcoidosis. Contributing factors may include dehydration, increased uptake of oral calcium and/or decreased calcium excretion, especially if the kidneys are not 100% functional. ACE activity is also increased, but again no one knows exactly why. ACE is thought to be produced by cells in the granulomas. ...Read more

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My serum urea level is 2. Is this normal and if not what could it mean?

Units of measure?: Normal serum level of BUN is 6-20 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) or 2.1-7.1 millimoles per liter (mmol/l). What unit of measurement was used in your results? If it was mg/dl, the first thing to do would be to repeat the test to exclude an aberrant result. If the results was 2 mmoles/l then it is in the normal range.What is your serum creatinine? Need to evaluate these results in toto. ...Read more

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