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Amphotericin B Liposome (By injection)

Treats infections caused by a fungus or parasite.

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Amphotericin B liposomal complex is an antifungal and an antiprotozoal medicine. It is used to help the body overcome serious infections caused by fungus or protozoa. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription… Read more
Brand names include
Ambisome
Drug classes About this
Antifungal, Antiprotozoal

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Is voriconazole better than amphotericin B or fluconazole to prevent and treat fungal infections in cancer patients with poor immune defence systems

Patients with cancer who are treated with chemotherapy or receive a bone marrow transplant have an increased risk of fungal infections. Such infections can be life‐threatening. Antifungal drugs are therefore often given to prevent fungal infections in such patients, either when these patients are known to have a fungal infection or when such an infection is suspected. We reviewed the evidence about the effect of voriconazole compared to amphotericin B or fluconazole to prevent or treat fungal infections in cancer patients with a poor immune system to provide defence.

Prevention and treatment of fungal infections with nystatin in severely immunodepressed patients

People on chemotherapy for cancer, receiving a transplant or with AIDS are at risk of fungal infections. These infections can be life‐threatening, especially when they spread throughout the body. Nystatin is sometimes given as a routine preventive measure or as treatment in these patients. The review found that nystatin was no better than placebo (no treatment).

Metaanalisis de la seguridad y eficacia de la anfotericina B liposomica en el tratamiento empirico de la neutropenia febril [Meta-analysis on safety and efficacy of liposomal amphotericin B in the empirical treatment of febrile neutropenia]

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We compared the safety and efficacy of liposomal amphotericin B with other formulations of amphotericin B and voriconazol as an empirical treatment of febrile neutropenia.

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Summaries for consumers

Is voriconazole better than amphotericin B or fluconazole to prevent and treat fungal infections in cancer patients with poor immune defence systems

Patients with cancer who are treated with chemotherapy or receive a bone marrow transplant have an increased risk of fungal infections. Such infections can be life‐threatening. Antifungal drugs are therefore often given to prevent fungal infections in such patients, either when these patients are known to have a fungal infection or when such an infection is suspected. We reviewed the evidence about the effect of voriconazole compared to amphotericin B or fluconazole to prevent or treat fungal infections in cancer patients with a poor immune system to provide defence.

Prevention and treatment of fungal infections with nystatin in severely immunodepressed patients

People on chemotherapy for cancer, receiving a transplant or with AIDS are at risk of fungal infections. These infections can be life‐threatening, especially when they spread throughout the body. Nystatin is sometimes given as a routine preventive measure or as treatment in these patients. The review found that nystatin was no better than placebo (no treatment).

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