Cephalon | Abelcet (Medication)
Abelcet is a broad-spectrum antifungal used primarily in the hospital setting to treat fungal infections in patients with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing treatment for cancer and recipients of organ or bone marrow transplants.
Abelcet is associated with significantly lower renal toxicity when compared to conventional amphotericin B….
Abelcet: Side Effects
Fever, shaking, chills, flushing, loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, shortness of breath, or fast breathing may occur 1 to 2 hours after the infusion is started. In some cases, other medications (e.g., acetaminophen, diphenhydramine, corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone) may be necessary to prevent or relieve these side effects. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling/pain at injection site, muscle/joint pain, unusual tiredness, weakness, muscle cramping, change in the amount of urine, painful urination, numbness/tingling of arms/legs, vision changes, hearing changes (e.g., ringing in the ears), dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, swelling ankles/feet, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, cold sweats, blue lips, easy bruising/bleeding, other signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), mental/mood changes, seizures, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing….
Before using Abelcet, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any type of allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: white blood cell (leukocyte) transfusions, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….