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Fungisome 10gm Gel
Salt Composition : Liposomal Amphotericin B
Manufacturer : GUFIC BIOSCIENCE LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
1 Tube(s) Of 10gm
Introduction to Fungisome 10gm Gel
Fungisome 10gm gel contains the active substance Liposomal Amphotericin B. It is an antifungal antibiotic. It is used to treat fungal infections in the skin, including dermatophytosis (ringworm or tinea) and mucormycosis. It is also used in wound debridement, burn dressings, and around tubes and catheters during intubation in the intensive care unit.
It kills the infection-causing fungus, preventing it from spreading and hastening the healing process. Do not apply Fungisome 10gm gel if you are allergic to amphotericin B or any of the other ingredients in the medicine. Inform your physician if you have a severe allergic reaction, kidney or liver problems, and if you are having dialysis. This medicine is for external use only.
Your doctor will decide the dose and quantity of Fungisome 10gm gel based on your disease condition. Before applying, the affected region should be clean and dry. You must thoroughly wash your hands before and after using this medication. To avoid reinfection, keep taking this medication even if your symptoms improve. Some common side effects include skin irritation, burning sensation, itching, and redness at the application site.
Uses of Fungisome 10gm Gel
- Fungal infections of the skin
Therapeutic Effects of Fungisome 10gm Gel
Fungisome 10gm gel binds primarily to ergosterol in sensitive fungi cell membranes, causing membrane permeability changes that result in leakage of intracellular contents and cell death.
Interaction of Fungisome 10gm Gel with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, recent vaccinations, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Fungisome 10gm gel and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Fungisome 10gm Gel
- Do not store above (25°C)
- keep the injection away from the reach of children and pets.
- For external use only
How to consume Fungisome 10gm Gel
Always follow your doctor's instructions. Before using the medication, clean and dry the affected region. It is only for external usage. On the affected area, a thin layer of medicine must be applied. It is not necessary to cover treated areas with a plaster or bandage. Hands should be washed before and after application. Avoid using this medication near your eyes, including your eyelids, nose, and mouth.
Safety Advices for Fungisome 10gm Gel
Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspect pregnancy, or planning to become pregnant before receiving Fungisome 10gm gel.
It is unknown whether Fungisome 10gm gel is safe for breastfeeding women. Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding before initiating the treatment.
It is unknown whether Fungisome 10gm gel can be used in patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether Fungisome 10gm gel can be used in patients with liver disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any liver problems before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol is safe during the treatment with Fungisome 10gm gel. Inform your doctor if you are a chronic drinker.
Fungisome 10gm gel may affect your ability to drive and operate machinery. Do not drive or use heavy machinery during the treatment.
Side Effects of Fungisome 10gm Gel
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Skin itching
- Swelling and redness in the skin
- Burning and irritation
Word of Advice
Inform your physician if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant before initiating the treatment. It may be necessary to continue this medication for several weeks to several months in order to treat certain infections. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse. If you miss a dose of the gel, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Q 1. What is Fungisome 10gm gel?
Fungisome 10gm gel is a medication used to treat severe fungal infections, such as invasive or systemic fungal infections. It is a lipid-based formulation of Amphotericin B, designed to enhance drug delivery and minimize side effects.
Q 2. What are the common side effects of Fungisome 10gm gel?
While Fungisome 10gm gel is generally well-tolerated, it can still have side effects. Common side effects may include itching, burning, irritation, and redness at the administration site.
Q 3. Is Fungisome 10gm gel fungistatic or fungicidal?
Fungisome 10gm gel is fungicidal in nature, which means it acts by killing the fungus.
Q 4. What precautions do I need to take while using Fungisome 10gm gel?
Be careful not to get Fungisome 10gm gel into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use this gel if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time.
Q 5. Can I discontinue taking Fungisome 10gm gel once I feel better?
Even if you feel better, do not discontinue taking Fungisome 10gm gel without consulting your doctor. Before the illness is treated, your symptoms may improve. As a result, it is recommended that you continue your treatment for the suggested term for better and more complete treatment
Fact Box of Fungisome 10gm Gel
Molecule name: Liposomal Amphotericin B
Therapeutic class: Antibiotic
Pharmacological class: Antifungals
Indications: Fungal infections of the skin
- Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Chemotherapy of protozoal infections, 12th edition, 2011, 1424.
- KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Antifungal drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 787-788.
- Lifecare innovations; Accessed on June 12th 2023; https://www.lifecareinnovations.com/mucormycosis.php
- Falah Hasan et al; Topical Amphotericin B formulas: Promising new application; Published on August 2019; Accessed on June 12th 2023; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334882993_Topical_Amphotericin_B_formulas_Promising_new_application
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