Common Brands Actos
Drug Class
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Prescription only
Daisy Chau, PharmD
Daisy Chau, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Daisy Chau, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023


Abelcet is a medication that contains amphotericin B in a lipid complex formulation. Amphotericin B is an antifungal agent used to treat serious and potentially life-threatening fungal infections. The lipid complex in Abelcet helps to improve the drug’s solubility and reduce the side effects associated with traditional amphotericin B formulations.

Amphotericin B works by binding to the fungal cell membrane, disrupting its structure, and ultimately leading to the death of the fungus. This makes it effective against a broad spectrum of fungi, including Candida and Aspergillus species.

Abelcet is often prescribed when other antifungal medications have proven ineffective or when the infection is severe. It is administered intravenously under the supervision of healthcare professionals. The lipid complex in Abelcet is believed to reduce the toxicity associated with conventional amphotericin B, making it a preferred choice in certain clinical situations.



Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation