What is Amphotericin B?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Amphotericin B is an antifungal drug used to treat severe systemic and central nervous system infections caused by susceptible fungi such as Candida species, Histoplasma capsulatum, Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fungal infection 3 0
allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis 1 0
aspergillosis 1 0
Coughing when inhaling 1 0
cryptococcal pneumonia 1 0
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amphotericin B

Side effect Patients
General ill feeling 1

Why patients stopped taking Amphotericin B

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Amphotericin B

Duration

Currently taking Amphotericin B

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Amphotericin B

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amphotericin B after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Nystatin (Nystatin topical) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Amphotericin B.