Pentamidine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Pentamidine?

(pen TAM i deen)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat infections caused by Pneumocystis jirovecipneumonia.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have asthma, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have low blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If your white blood cell, red blood cell, or platelet counts are low, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Risk of infection. Avoid people with...

 
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