What should I know about Abelcet before taking it?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Before you start taking Abelcet, tell your doctor about any condition that might affect the safety of efficiency of your treatment. Your doctor will need to know if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • You are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan on becoming pregnant. Abelcet is not for use in breastfeeding women.
  • You have diabetes,
  • You have a history of kidney disease, as Abelcet can worsen your symptoms,
  • You are currently receiving blood transfusions,
  • You are taking herbal supplements or vitamins, or
  • are allergic to medications, foods, or other substances. Do not take Abelcet if you are allergic to any ingredient in it, especially Amphotericin B Lipid Complex.

Because Abelcet can react with a number of medications, tell your doctor about any prescription or non-prescription medicine you are on, especially:

  • Azole antifungal drugs such as ketoconozole,
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics such as amikacin,
  • Medication to treat cancer,
  • Corticotropin,
  • Cyclosporine, or other immunosuppressants,
  • Heart medication such as digoxin,
  • Zidovudine and other HIV medications,
  • Pentamidine,
  • Flucytosine, or
  • Prednisone and other corticosteroid drugs.

Tell your doctor about any alcohol, nicotine, or illegal drug use before you start taking Abelcet or any prescription medication, as it may be affected by these substances. Do not start taking another medicine during Abelcet treatment without consulting with your doctor first.

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