Abelcet (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information
Abelcet (Injection) Medication Classification
AMPHOTERICIN B LIPID COMPLEX (Injection)
Abelcet (Injection) Brandname
Abelcet (Injection) is used for the Treatment
Amphotericin B Lipid Complex (am-foe-TER-i-sin B LIP-id) Treats infections caused by a fungus. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals.
When To Not Use Abelcet (Injection)
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to amphotericin B.
How Should You Use Abelcet (Injection)
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
- An intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us) or IV injection is given through a tube put in one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, hand, or sometimes in your chest.
- A nurse or other caregiver trained to give injections will give your treatment.
- Never share your medicine with anyone. If a dose is missed:
- This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule.
- Use the missed dose as soon as you remember.
- If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.
Proper Abelcet (Injection) Storage
Store Abelcet (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Abelcet (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Abelcet (Injection)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any antibiotic or other antifungal medicine (such as Ancobon®, Nizoral®, or Monistat®), cancer medicines, a corticosteroid (such as prednisone or cortisone), corticotropin (ACTH), cyclosporin, digoxin (Lanoxin®), muscle relaxants, pentamidine, or zidovudine (Retrovir®).
Abelcet (Injection) Warnings
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease.
- Your doctor may want to test your blood while you are receiving this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
Abelcet (Injection) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Fever and chills
- Severe nausea and vomiting
- Swelling, pain, or redness near where the IV needle is given
- Trouble breathing If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild diarrhea
- Mild nausea or upset stomach