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Pentamidine

Also known as Pentacarinat, Nebupent, and Pentam

Pentamidine (formulated as a salt, pentamidine diisethionate or dimesilate) is an antimicrobial medication given for prevention and treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii (formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii), a severe interstitial type of pneumonia often seen in patients with HIV infection. The drug is also the mainstay of treatment for stage I infection with Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (West African Trypanosomiasis).

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $87.18 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed pentamidine to treat leukemia, rabies, pick disease, and blastomycosis.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take pentamidine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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