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Brand name: Amphotericin B (Mylan) TM

Active ingredients: amphotericin b

What it is used for

(For use in hospitals only) This drug should be used primarily for treatment of patients with progressive and potentially fatal fungal infections; it should not be used to treat the common clinically inapparent forms of fungal disease which show only positive skin or serologic tests. Amphotericin B must be used under close clinical supervision. Toxic manifestations are not fully characterised. AMPHOTERICIN B MYLAN is specifically intended to treat cryptococcus (torulosis), North American blastomycosis, the disseminated forms of moniliasis, coccidiomycosis, and histoplasmosis; mucormycosis (phycomycosis) caused by species of the genera Mucor, Rhizopus, Absidia, Entomorphthora and Basidiobelus; sporotrichosis (Sporothris schenckii formerly Sporotrichum schenckii); aspergillosis (Aspergillus fumigatus). Amphotericin B may be helpful in the treatment of American mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, but is not the drug of choice in primary therapy.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous Infusion
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 12 Months.
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Hours.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Yellow to orange fine fluffy lyophilized powder or dry cake in clear, tubular flint vial sealed with a grey bromobutyl rubber stopper fitted with a "K.P. Green" coloured plastic flip-off disc

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient amphotericin b

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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