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Medications for Cryptococcal Meningitis, Immunosuppressed Host

Drugs associated with Cryptococcal Meningitis, Immunosuppressed Host

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Cryptococcal Meningitis, Immunosuppressed Host: Cryptococcal meningitis is a fungal infection of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord (meninges), caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Cryptococcal meningitis most often affects people with a weakened immune system.

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amphotericin b Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amphotericin b systemic

Brand names:  Amphocin, Fungizone

Drug class: polyenes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Diflucan Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
fluconazole Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluconazole systemic

Brand name:  Diflucan

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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AmBisome Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amphotericin b liposomal systemic

Drug class: polyenes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Amphocin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amphotericin b systemic

Drug class: polyenes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
flucytosine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: flucytosine systemic

Brand name:  Ancobon

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Sporanox Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Fungizone Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amphotericin b systemic

Drug class: polyenes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ancobon Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: flucytosine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
itraconazole Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Brand names:  Sporanox, Onmel, Sporanox PulsePak

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Onmel Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sporanox PulsePak Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
amphotericin b liposomal Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amphotericin b liposomal systemic

Brand name:  AmBisome

Drug class: polyenes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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