AMPHOTERICIN B (AmBisome) Nursing Considerations

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What is the Generic Name


What is the Trade Name for AMPHOTERICIN B


What is the Indication for AMPHOTERICIN B

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE Am B isome is indicated for the following: ‚Ä¢ Empirical therapy for presumed fungal infection in febrile, neutropenic patients. ‚Ä¢ Treatment of Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV-infected patients (see DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL STUDIES ). ‚Ä¢ Treatment of patients with Aspergillus species, Candida species and/or Cryptococcus species infections (see above for the treatment of Cryptococcal Meningitis) refractory to amphotericin B deoxycholate, or in patients where renal impairment or unacceptable toxicity precludes the use of amphotericin B deoxycholate. ‚Ä¢ Treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. In immunocompromised patients with visceral leishmaniasis treated with Am B isome, relapse rates were high following initial clearance of parasites (see DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL STUDIES ). See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION for recommended doses by indication.



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