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Is amphotericin B used to treat basic fungal infections?

No. Amphotericin B is used only to fight very serious, life-threatening fungal infections. This drug is not prescribed for patients with a normal immune system that can fight off minor infections. Your doctor will prescribe something with fewer side effects for less serious fungal infections of the mouth, throat or vagina.

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