amphotericin - injection, Fungizone
GENERIC NAME: AMPHOTERICIN - INJECTION (AM-foe-TER-i-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Fungizone
WARNING: Amphotericin should be used only to treat serious, possibly fatal fungal infections. This medication should not be used for less severe infections in limited areas of the body (e.g., fungal infection of the mouth/esophagus, vaginal yeast infections) in patients with normal white blood cell counts.
USES: See also Warning section.This medication is used to treat a variety of serious, possibly fatal fungal infections. It works by stopping the growth of fungi.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to prevent fungal infections in patients with fevers and low white blood cell (neutrophil) counts or patients with weakened immune systems (e.g., due to HIV, organ transplant, or cancer).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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