Do not receive this medication if you are allergic to any formulation of amphotericin B (Abelcet, AmBisome, Amphotec, or Fungizone).
Before you receive amphotericin B, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have kidney disease or heart disease.
Amphotericin B is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.
The medicine must be given slowly through an IV infusion, and can take up to 6 hours to complete.
Amphotericin B may need to be given for up to several weeks or months, depending on the infection being treated.
Some people receiving an amphotericin B injection have had a reaction to the infusion (either when the medicine is injected into the vein or within 1 to 3 hours afterward). Tell your caregiver right away if you feel dizzy, nauseated, light-headed, sweaty, feverish or cold, or if have a slow heartbeat, chest tightness, or trouble breathing.