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Amphotericin B (Lipid Complex)



Amphotericin B (Lipid Complex)


(am foe TER i sin bee LIP id KOM pleks)

Brand Names: US

  • Abelcet

Therapeutic Category

  • Antifungal Agent, Systemic

Medication Safety Issues

High alert medication:

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes this medication among its list of drugs which have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.

Other safety concerns:

Lipid-based amphotericin formulations (Abelcet) may be confused with conventional formulations (Fungizone) or with other lipid-based amphotericin formulations (amphotericin B liposomal [AmBisome]; amphotericin B cholesteryl sulfate complex [Amphotec])

Large overdoses have occurred when conventional formulations were dispensed inadvertently for lipid-based products. Single daily doses of conventional amphotericin formulation never exceed 1.5 mg/kg.

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