Medication Safety Issues
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.
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.