• Fungal infections

Abelcet Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Amphotericin B lipid complex 5mg/mL; susp for IV infusion after dilution; preservative-free.

Pharmacological Class

Polyene antifungal.

How Supplied

Single-use vials (50mg, 100mg)—1 (w. filter needle)

Abelcet Indications


Invasive fungal infections in patients who are refractory to, or intolerant of, conventional amphotericin B therapy.

Abelcet Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

5mg/kg daily as a single IV infusion, at a rate of 2.5mg/kg per hour. Renal impairment: reduce dose.

Abelcet Contraindications

Not Applicable

Abelcet Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Abelcet Warnings/Precautions


Be fully familiar with the use of this product. Administer under close supervision; cardiopulmonary resuscitation facilities should be available. Monitor CBC, serum creatinine, liver function, serum electrolytes (esp. magnesium and potassium). Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Abelcet Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Abelcet Interactions


Monitor other drugs; see full labeling. Caution with antineoplastics, corticosteroids, ACTH, cyclosporine, digitalis glycosides, flucytosine, imidazoles, nephrotoxic drugs, skeletal muscle relaxants, zidovudine. Concurrent leukocyte transfusion: not recommended.

Abelcet Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Infusion reactions (1–2 hrs post-infusion, eg, transient chills/fever, rarely: bronchospasm, hypotension, arrhythmias, shock), nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, anaphylaxis, respiratory/cardiac/neurological disorders, malaise, tinnitus, visual impairment, hearing loss, diarrhea; others: see literature.

Abelcet Clinical Trials

See Literature

Abelcet Note

Not Applicable

Abelcet Patient Counseling

See Literature