What is Abelcet?

Common Brand(s): Abelcet, Ambisome, Amphotec

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.


  • fungal sepsis
  • leishmaniasis
  • oropharyngeal candidiasis
  • disseminated candidiasis
  • esophageal candidiasis
  • candidiasis
  • coccidioidomycosis
  • histoplasmosis
  • blastomycosis
  • paracoccidioidomycosis
  • disseminated sporotrichosis
  • aspergillosis
  • cryptococcosis
  • mucormycosis
  • febrile neutropenic patient presumed infection treatment
  • cryptococcal meningitis
  • fungal meningitis
  • fungal endocarditis
  • fungal infection of lung
  • fungal urinary tract infection
  • rhinocerebral phycomycosis
  • candidal urinary tract infection
  • candidal endocarditis
  • candidal meningitis
  • candidal septicemia
  • pulmonary cryptococcosis
  • cryptococcal septicemia
  • Candida peritonitis
  • candidemia
  • infection due to Penicillium marneffei
  • meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria

Usage Instructions

This medication is usually given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. It should be injected slowly over 2 hours. Dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to therapy.

If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

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.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.