What is Fungilin (Amphotericin) used for?
Fungilin (Amphotericin) is an anti-fungal medication used to treat patients suffering from oral thrush. It operates by destroying or slowing the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This can prevent the appearance of a white film on the tongue, sores, or a mild burning sensation in the mouth. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication to be used along with others to get the best results from treatment.
How should I use Fungilin (Amphotericin)?
Fungilin (Amphotericin) comes in the form of an oral lozenge that is meant to be kept in the mouth until dissolved. One lozenge is normally used once or twice daily, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Always finish the prescribed cycle of medication, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Fungilin (Amphotericin)?
Fungilin (Amphotericin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require special adjustments to your dosage, frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Consult your doctor before using Fungilin (Amphotericin) to make sure you do not have any chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly use Fungilin (Amphotericin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Fungilin (Amphotericin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.