Hubballi: The doctors at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences( KIMS) here have started treating black fungus or mucormycosis infected patients with another effective drug Posaconazole on Friday.
Confirming this to ‘Hubli Express’ deputy medical superintendent of KIMS Dr Rajshekhar Dyaberi told that the hospital has received 300 Posaconazole tablets on Friday and they have started treating the patients with this tablet.
Dr Dyaberi told that it’s an alternative to Liposomal Amphotericin B injection, some patients develop renal complications after administering the injection, hence these tablets would be used in elderly patients and having renal complications.
Dr Dyaberi told that each patient needs 300 mg of Posaconazole per day. The doctor also informed that the institute received 50 vials of Liposomal Amphotericin B and so far the KIMS has received 290 vials of this drug.
” Posaconazole tablet is also equally effective. Normally we use it in the second line of treatment. It also gives result. KIMS administration is making an all out effort to bring as much as possible Amphotericin injection”
Dr Ravindra Gadag, Head of ENT Department, KIMS
As of Friday, KIMS is treating 88 patients infected with black fungus, said sources.