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Amphotericin B

In the US, Amphotericin B (amphotericin b systemic) is a member of the drug class polyenes and is used to treat Aspergillosis - Aspergilloma, Aspergillosis - Invasive, Blastomycosis, Candida Urinary Tract Infection, Candidemia, Coccidioidomycosis, Coccidioidomycosis - Meningitis, Cryptococcal Meningitis - Immunocompetent Host, Cryptococcal Meningitis - Immunosuppressed Host, Cryptococcosis, Esophageal Candidiasis, Fungal Endocarditis, Fungal Infection Prevention, Fungal Infection Prophylaxis, Histoplasmosis - Immunocompenent Host, Histoplasmosis - Meningitis, Leishmaniasis, Oral Thrush, Paracoccidioidomycosis and Sporotrichosis.

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Antifungal agent

Chemical Name

A polyene antibiotic substance obtained from cultures of Streptomyces nodosus, or the same substance produced by any other means (WHO )

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Amfotericina B (OS: DCIT)
  • Amphotericin B (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Amphotéricine B (OS: DCF)
  • RP 17774 (IS)
  • Amfotericina B (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amphotericin (PH: BP 2016)
  • Amphotericin B (PH: JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Amphotericinum B (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Amphotericin B lipid emulsion (IS)
  • Lipid complex (IS)
  • Amphotericin B sodium cholesteryl complex (IS)
  • Amphotericin Compound with Cholesteryl Sulfate (IS)
  • C-AmB (IS)

Brand Names

  • Abelcet
    Pliva, Croatia (Hrvatska); Teva, Belgium; Teva Italia, Italy; Teva Pharmaceutical, Israel; Teva Pharmaceuticals, Cyprus; Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Aglutin
    Target Pharma, Greece
  • Ambisome
    Astellas, United States; Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, Japan; Gilead, Greece; Gilead, Ireland; Gilead, Israel; Gilead, Iceland; Gilead, Latvia; Gilead, Malta
  • Amforesteclin (Amphotericin B and Tetracycline)
    Abeefe Bristol-Myers Squibb, Peru
  • Amfotericina B
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile
  • Amfotericina B Vitalis
    Vitalis, Colombia; Vitalis, Costa Rica; Vitalis, Guatemala; Vitalis, Honduras; Vitalis, Panama
  • Amfotex
    Alkem, India
  • Amphiprol
    Novendia Pharmaceuticals, Greece
  • Ampho Moronal
    Dermapharm, Austria
  • Amphocil
    Alkopharma, Netherlands; Chiesi, Czech Republic; Smart Intermed, Greece
  • Ampholin
    Mediorals, Thailand
  • Ampholyn
    Lyka, Kenya
  • Ampho-Moronal
    Dermapharm, Austria; Dermapharm, Switzerland; Dermapharm, Germany
  • Amphotec
    Biomeks, Turkey; Raffo, Argentina
  • Amphotericin B
    Pharma-Tek, United States; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Germany
  • Amphotericin B Biolab
    Biolab, Thailand
  • Amphotericin B BMS
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Austria
  • Amphotericin B Teva
    Teva Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Amphotericin-B USP
    Asence, Thailand
  • Amphotret
    Bharat Serums, Kenya; Bharat Serums and Vaccines, Thailand
  • Anforicin
    Cristalia, Brazil
  • Anfotericina B
    Eurofarma, Brazil
  • Anfotericina B Northia
    Northia, Argentina
  • Anfotericina B Richet
    Diempec, Ecuador; Pharmaceutical, Venezuela
  • Anfotericina B Sicma
    Sicma, Colombia
  • Anfotericina Fada
    Fada Pharma, Argentina
  • Anfotericina Richet
    Richet, Argentina
  • Cloridrato de Tetracilina + Anfotericina B (Amphotericin B and Tetracycline)
    Ativus, Brazil
  • Fengkesong
    Asia Pioneer, China; Shanghai Pharma Group, China
  • Fungilin
    Aspen, Australia; Aspen, New Zealand
  • Fungizon
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil
  • Fungizona
    Bristol Myers Squibb, Spain
  • Fungizone
    AHPL, India; BMS, Turkey; Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Poland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canada; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Switzerland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Finland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, France; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hong Kong; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hungary; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ireland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Italy; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Japan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lebanon; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Peru; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Tunisia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Venezuela; Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa; E. R. Squibb & Sons, United Kingdom; GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt; LENIS, Slovenia
  • Fungizone 10%
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, France
  • Fungizone 10% Enfant Nourrisson
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, France
  • Halizon
    Fuji Seiyaku, Japan
  • L-Ampho Anfotericina B Biosano
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile
  • Mysteclin (Amphotericin B and Tetracycline)
    Dermapharm, Austria; Dermapharm, Germany
  • Novasutin (Amphotericin B and Tetracycline)
    Blausiegel, Brazil
  • Phosome
    Cipla, India
  • Talsutin (Amphotericin B and Tetracycline)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil
  • Tericin AT (Amphotericin B and Tetracycline)
    Ativus, Brazil
  • Tetraciclina + Anfotericina B (Amphotericin B and Tetracycline)
    Medley, Brazil
  • Ambisome
    Gador, Argentina; Gilead, Belgium; Gilead, Spain; Gilead, Finland; Gilead, France; Gilead, New Zealand; Gilead, Thailand; Gilead, Turkey; Gilead, Taiwan; Gilead Sciences, Italy; Gilead Sciences Singapore, Singapore; Key Oncologics, South Africa
  • AmBisome
    Astellas, Canada; Gilead, Australia; Gilead, Switzerland; Gilead, Germany; Gilead, Denmark; Gilead, Netherlands; Gilead, Poland; Gilead, Sweden; Gilead Sciences, United Kingdom; Gilead Sciences, Hong Kong; Gilead Sciences International, Austria; Haemato Pharm, Austria
  • Ambisome Liposomal Amphotericin B
    Gilead Sciences International, Cyprus
  • Amphotec
    Ben Venue, China
  • Abelcet
    Bioprofarma, Argentina; Cephalon, Czech Republic; Cephalon, Slovakia; CSP, France; Enzon, United States; Liposome, Oman; Orphan, Australia; Ratiopharm, Finland; Sigma-Tau, Canada; Teva, Spain; Teva, Greece; Teva, Hungary; Teva, Netherlands; Teva Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Abelect
    Orphan, Australia
  • Essentiale Forte
    Sanofi-Aventis, Vietnam
  • Livolin
    Mega Lifesciences, Vietnam
  • Amphocil
    Farmatec Investigacion, Spain; Zodiac, Brazil
  • Amphotec
    Three Rivers, United States


BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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