Abelcet

Generic Name: Amphotericin B Lipid Complex

  • What is Abelcet?

    Abelcet is an antifungal medicine used to treat certain serious fungal infections. Abelcet is administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Abelcet?

    Abelcet can cause serious allergic reactions. Tell your doctor immediately or get emergency medical help if you develop breathing problems, wheezing, or rash. Abelcet infusion also can cause reactions, including fever, chills, low blood pressure, or irregular heartbeat.

    Abelcet can cause kidney problems. Your doctor will monitor your kidney function.

  • Who should not take Abelcet?

    Your doctor will not administer Abelcet to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Abelcet?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Abelcet. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney or liver disease.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you.

    If you have kidney impairment, your doctor will adjust your dose appropriately.

  • How should I take Abelcet?

    Your doctor will administer Abelcet to you as an intravenous infusion.

  • What should I avoid while taking Abelcet?

    Do not miss any scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Abelcet?

    If Abelcet is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Abelcet with the following: certain antibiotics (such as gentamicin or tobramycin), certain antifungals (such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, or fluconazole), certain cancer medications, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), cyclosporine A, digoxin, flucytosine, pentamidine, or zidovudine.

  • What are the possible side effects of Abelcet?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: changes in blood pressure, chills, diarrhea, fever, headache, nausea, pain, rash, shortness of breath, vomiting

  • Can I receive Abelcet if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Abelcet during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Abelcet?

    Abelcet should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Abelcet?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.