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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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Amphotericin B (Definition)

Amphotericin B is an amphotericin-based agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...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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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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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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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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Should I take hyromet or a codeine-based drug for my cough?

Should I take hyromet or a codeine-based drug for my cough?

No difference: Hydromet contains codeine. Follow the prescribing doctors instruction. ...Read more

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Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Diets: There are many foods that are good for controlling cardiovascular risk, particularly when you are also taking the prescribed medication.
That said, "too much of a good thing" is not always good for you. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you take metformin based drugs after IV contrast?

Why shouldn't you take metformin based drugs after IV contrast?

It doesn't damage : The kidney, but rarely dye of the IV cob trast damages the kidney, and since metformin is destroyed by the kidney, it will build up in blood stream to toxic levels with resulting high risk of life-threatening side effect

So one stops meftformin before the conrast, check kidnet function 2 days later- if normal can restart metformin. ...Read more

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Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Arthritis medication: There are a number of different types of arthritis and the type of arthritis you have will determine which class of drugs would be appropriate. I would recommend getting in for a good evaluation from a rheumatologist and letting them guide you in what medications are appropriate. ...Read more

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Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex?

Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex?

YES DOUBLET: Taxotere (docetaxel) + carboplatin: is a combination regimen used in certain cancers like lung, ovary and breast (with herceptin). ...Read more

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Is the chemo drug docetaxel (taxotere) considered a carboplatin based duplex?

Is the chemo drug docetaxel (taxotere) considered a carboplatin based duplex?

No: Carboplatin and docetaxel (taxotere) are different drugs. They are often used together as part of a "platinum-based doublet" such as in lung cancer chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for example if someone is on pain meds, say codeine based or whatever, opiates. Will they show as up readings of illegal drugs?

Can you tell me for example if someone is on pain meds, say codeine based or whatever, opiates. Will they show as up readings of illegal drugs?

Tests can't tell the: Difference, they only can say what chemicals are present. There is a specific metabolite of heroin that can be detected in urine tests within 1-2 days of use, but otherwise, no matter whether the person is using prescribed or street drugs, what shows up are Codeine and morphine, and several intermediate products, depending on what drug you are on. If you have a valid prescription, it isn't illegal ...Read more

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Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.? Thank You

Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.?

Thank You

For childern: For adults, they are standard doses based usually on a 70 kg man.
Always best to look up doses and double check them each time anyway. ...Read more

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It is possible that a lab determine whether urine for a drug screening is a man or womens based on just an average drug screen?

It is possible that a lab determine whether urine for a drug screening is a man or womens based on just an average drug screen?

Not routinely : Standard drug screens test the urine temperature to make sure it is fresh and just eliminated-not refrigerator or room temp. However, they do not test to determine the sex of the person providing the specimen. Although it is possible to test the specimen and discover the sex if it becomes an issue. ...Read more

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How do attention deficit disorder drugs work based upon neurotransmitter activity in the brain?

How do attention deficit disorder drugs work based upon neurotransmitter activity in the brain?

Dopamine: The stimulant medications (like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and ritalin), which are the best meds for adhd, work primarily by increasing the neurotransmitter Dopamine in a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, which controls executive functioning, which lets you plan, shift from task to task, and focus. People with adhd have a shortage of Dopamine in this area. ...Read more

Amphotericin Based Drug (Definition)

Amphotericin-based agents are a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more