amphotericin/lipid complex - injection, Abelcet, Ambisome, Amphotec
GENERIC NAME: AMPHOTERICIN/LIPID COMPLEX - INJECTION (am-foe-TER-i-sin/LIP-id)
BRAND NAME(S): Abelcet, Ambisome, Amphotec
USES: This medication is used to treat a variety of serious fungal infections. It is often used in patients who cannot tolerate or who do not respond to the regular amphotericin treatment. It works by stopping the growth of fungi.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given into a vein by a health care professional. Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluid. Before using the mixed IV solution, check it visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. If you have questions about the use of this medication, consult the pharmacist.This medication is usually given once a day over 2 hours.Dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to therapy.It may be necessary to continue this medication for several weeks to several months in order to treat certain infections. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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