Pentamidine Isethionate

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What are you taking Pentamidine Isethionate for?

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  • Other
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis
  • Protozoan Infections
  • Trypanosomiasis

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  • A month or so
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Uses of Pentamidine Isethionate

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Pentamidine Isethionate is used in the treatment of:

  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral
  • Trypanosomiasis

Pentamidine Isethionate is used in the prevention of:

  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Pentamidine Isethionate Drug Class

Pentamidine Isethionate is part of the drug class:

Pentamidine Isethionate Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • AMIKACIN/PENTAMIDINE
  • AMIODARONE/PENTAMIDINE
  • CIDOFOVIR/PENTAMIDINE
  • DIDANOSINE/PENTAMIDINE
  • DOFETILIDE/PENTAMIDINE
  • FOSCARNET/PENTAMIDINE
  • GENTAMICIN/PENTAMIDINE
  • PENTAMIDINE/PROPAFENONE
  • PENTAMIDINE/QUETIAPINE FUMARATE
  • PENTAMIDINE/QUININE
  • PENTAMIDINE/SAQUINAVIR
  • PENTAMIDINE/TOBRAMYCIN
  • PENTAMIDINE/TOREMIFENE CITRATE
  • PENTAMIDINE/VANDETANIB
  • PENTAMIDINE/ZIPRASIDONE

This is not a complete list of Pentamidine Isethionatedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Pentamidine Isethionate and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Pentamidine Isethionate falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Pentamidine Isethionate should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Pentamidine Isethionate should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Pentamidine Isethionate Dosage

Take pentamidine isethionate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Pentamidine Isethionate dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Pentamidine Isethionate is available in the following doses:

  • Pentamidine 300 Mg Inhalation Powder For Reconstitution
  • Pentamidine 300 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection