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Amphotericin B desoxycholate overdose has been reported to result in cardio-respiratory arrest. Fifteen patients have been reported to have received one or more doses of ABELCET® (amphotericin b) between 7-13 mg/kg. None of these patients had a serious acute reaction to ABELCET® (amphotericin b) . If an overdose is suspected, discontinue therapy, monitor the patient's clinical status, and administer supportive therapy as required. ABELCET® (amphotericin b) is not hemodialyzable.
ABELCET® (amphotericin b) is contraindicated in patients who have shown hypersensitivity to amphotericin B or any other component in the formulation.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/2/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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