A drug used to treat and prevent PCP. Side effects when given by vein include kidney and pancreas damage as well as low blood sugar. Pentamidine can also be inhaled through a special machine to prevent PCP, although this is not a first-line therapy.

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... PENTAMIDINE (NebuPent®) is an antiprotozoal agent. Pentamidine prevents Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). This infection commonly affects patients whose immune systems are not working properly such as HIV-infected (AIDS) patients. Generic pentamidine inhalation is not yet available. ...
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