pentamidine isethionate - injection, Pentam 300
GENERIC NAME: PENTAMIDINE ISETHIONATE - INJECTION (pen-TAM-ih-deen eye-seh-THIGH-oh-nate)
BRAND NAME(S): Pentam 300
USES: Pentamidine is used to treat a serious lung infection (Pneumocystis pneumonia-PCP) in people with immune system problems, including people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Pentamidine belongs to a class of drugs known as antiprotozoals. It works by killing the organism that causes the infection.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat certain parasite infections (such as leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, babesiosis).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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