Brand Names:
Fungilin, Fungizone, Abelcet, AmBisome, Fungisome, Amphocil, Amphotec


Drug Type: Antifungal

Amphotericin B


Amphotericin B is a drug used in the treatment of infections caused by fungi. It is available as an injectable solution (5 mg/ml) for slow (over a period of several hours) IV administration, intratracheally, or nebulized in conjunction with systemic flucytosine or ketoconazole therapy for fungal infections in the upper respiratory tract. There is also a lotion or cream (3%) available that is often used for fungal dermatitis or oral candidiasis that is resistant to nystatin.

Caution
If administered rapidly, it can cause heart arrhythmias and death.
  • Renal damage
  • Depression
  • Irritation at the injection site