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Ambisome Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is amphotericin B liposomal (Ambisome)?
- What are the possible side effects of amphotericin B liposomal (Ambisome)?
- What is the most important information I should know about amphotericin B liposomal (Ambisome)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving amphotericin B liposomal (Ambisome)?
- How is amphotericin B liposomal given (Ambisome)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ambisome)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ambisome)?
- What should I avoid while receiving amphotericin B liposomal (Ambisome)?
- What other drugs will affect amphotericin B liposomal (Ambisome)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ambisome)?
Since amphotericin B liposomal is usually given while you are in the hospital, you are not likely to miss a dose.
If you are receiving amphotericin B liposomal in an outpatient clinic, call your doctor if you will miss an appointment for your amphotericin B liposomal injection.
What happens if I overdose (Ambisome)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving amphotericin B liposomal (Ambisome)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect amphotericin B liposomal (Ambisome)?
Amphotericin B liposomal can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use other medicines harmful to the kidneys. You may need dose adjustments or special tests if you have recently used:
- medicines to treat a bowel disorder;
- medication to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- antiviral medications;
- pain or arthritis medicines; or
- any other injected antibiotics.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- flucytosine (Ancobon);
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- any cancer medications; or
- steroid medication (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amphotericin B liposomal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about amphotericin B liposomal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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