ATC codes: J02AA01
Candidosis ICD11 code: 1F23.Z
*Liposomal amphotericin B has a better safety profile than the sodium deoxycholate formulation and should be prioritized for selection and use depending on local availability and cost.
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 50 mg in vial powder for injection (liposomal complex) ; 50 mg in vial powder for injection (as sodium deoxycholate)
EML status history
Also recommended for children
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of the age-appropriateness of formulations on the EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended the listing for amphotericin B on the EML and EMLc be amended to list the liposomal and deoxycholate formulations separately, and the inclusion of a note to indicate that liposomal amphotericin B is the preferred formulation because of its better safety profile.