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amphotericin/lipid complex - injection, Abelcet, Ambisome, Amphotec (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving amphotericin/lipid complex, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: white blood cell (leukocyte) transfusions, heart disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure), liver disease, kidney disease.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur: cidofovir.If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting amphotericin.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: anti-cancer drugs (e.g., mechlorethamine, nitrogen mustard), azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole), digoxin, flucytosine, medications that affect the kidneys (e.g., cyclosporine, aminoglycosides such as gentamicin, pentamidine, tacrolimus), medications that lower potassium levels (e.g., corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone), muscle relaxants (e.g., tubocurarine), zidovudine.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.



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