Current Drug Therapy

Lipid formulations of amphotericin B

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Amphotericin B has long been the mainstay in the treatment of systemic fungal infections, but its nephrotoxicity limits the dosage that can be used. New lipid-based forms may allow higher dosing with less nephrotoxicity. Unfortunately, these new forms are substantially more expensive, and data from randomized clinical trials of their relative efficacy are as yet limited.


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