Last update Aug. 12, 2014

Amphotericin B

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

On latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found.

Poor or nil oral absorption and minimal secretion into breast milk are advanced.

It has been used as a pediatric treatment even in newborns.


We do not have alternatives for Amphotericin B.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 5 %
Molecular weight 924 daltons
Protein Binding 95 %
VD 4 l/Kg
Tmax 1 hours
360 hours


  1. Kip AE, Schellens JHM, Beijnen JH, Dorlo TPC. Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Systemically Administered Antileishmanial Drugs. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2018 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Auron A, Auron-Gomez M, Raina R, Viswanathan S, Mhanna MJ. Effect of amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC) in very low birth weight infants. Pediatr Nephrol. 2009 Abstract
  3. Ilett KF, Kristensen JH. Drug use and breastfeeding. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2005 Abstract
  4. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Mactal-Haaf C, Hoffman M, Kuchta A. Use of anti-infective agents during lactation, Part 3: Antivirals, antifungals, and urinary antiseptics. J Hum Lact. 2001 Abstract
  6. Lilien LD, Ramamurthy RS, Pildes RS. Candida albicans meningitis in a premature neonate successfully treated with 5-fluorocytosine and amphotericin B: a case report and review of the literature. Pediatrics. 1978 Abstract

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