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