List of side effects of Amphotericin B

The side effects of amphotericin B varies from moderate (less severe) to severe. The severity of this drug should be evaluated from a case to case basis. This can only be done under the supervision of a trained medical officer (doctor/physician). Some of the known side effects can be classified as follows:

COMMON

  • Disorder Of The Digestive System (might be less serious)
  • Decreased Appetite (might be less serious)
  • Headache (might be less serious)
  • Nausea (might be less serious)
  • Vomiting (might be less serious)
  • Diarrhea (might be less serious)
  • Stomach Cramps (might be less serious)
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood (might get serious)
  • Anemia (might get serious)
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot (might get serious)
  • Low Blood Pressure (might get serious)
  • Decreased Kidney Function (might get serious)
  • Fever (might get serious)
  • Chills (might get serious)

INFREQUENT

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • A Skin Rash (might get serious)
  • Wheezing (might get serious)
  • Trouble Breathing (might get serious)

RARE

  • Decreased Blood Platelets (might get serious)
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells (might get serious)
  • Generalized Disorder Of Peripheral Nerves (might get serious)

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References:

  • Seibel, N. L., Shad, A. T., Bekersky, I., Groll, A. H., Gonzalez, C., Wood, L. V., … Walsh, T. J. (2016). Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of Liposomal Amphotericin B in Immunocompromised Pediatric Patients. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, AAC.01477–16. doi: 10.1128/aac.01477-16

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