Drug Guide

Liposomal Amphotericin B

    Liposomal Amphotericin B
    Lipid suspension results in binding directly to the fungal cell, resulting in low doses and significantly less toxicity
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Binds to ergosterol on the cell membrane, resulting in the formation of pores, leakage of cytoplasmic components and cell death.
    • Microbiology
    • Effective against Candida, Cryptococcus and Aspergillus.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Invasive candidiasis
    • Cryptococcal meningitis
    • Aspergillosis
    • Adverse Effects
    • Infusion reactions - fevers, rigors, arthralgias, hypotension, bronchospasm
    • Nephrotoxicity
    • Anaemia
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