PentamidinePPentamidinePentamidineEnglishPharmacyNALungsLungsDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-21T04:00:00ZLori Chen, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR10.000000000000049.0000000000000699.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p>Your child needs to take the medicine called pentamidine. This information sheet explains what pentamidine does, how it is given, and what side effects or problems your child may have when he takes this medicine.</p><p>Your child needs to take the medicine called pentamidine (say: pen-TAM-i-deen). This information sheet explains what pentamidine does, how it is given, and what side effects or problems your child may have when he takes this medicine. </p><h2>Before giving pentamidine to your child</h2> <p>Tell your doctor if your child has ever reacted badly to pentamidine or any component in the inhalation or injection.</p> <h3>Talk with your child's doctor or pharmacist if your child has any of the following conditions. Precautions may need to be taken with this medicine if your child has: </h3> <ul><li>liver or kidney problems </li> <li>diabetes </li> <li>high or low blood pressure </li> <li>asthma </li></ul><h2>How to give pentamidine to your child</h2> <p>Pentamidine can be inhaled into the lungs or injected into your child's vein (intravenously or IV). Usually your child will get this medicine in the hospital clinic or on a nursing unit. </p><h2>Possible side effects of pentamidine</h2> <p>Your child may have some of these side effects while they take pentamidine. Check with your child's doctor if your child continues to have any of these side effects, if they do not go away, or if they bother your child: </p> <ul><li>loss of appetite </li> <li>watery bowel movements </li> <li>an upset stomach or vomiting (throwing up) </li> <li>extra saliva in the mouth </li> <li>metallic taste in the mouth </li></ul> <h3>Most of the following side effects are not common, but they may be a sign of a serious problem. Call your child's doctor right away or take your child to Emergency if your child has any of these side effects: </h3> <ul><li>unusual bleeding or bruising </li> <li>unexplained fever or chills </li> <li>a lasting sore throat or hoarseness </li> <li>a sensation of a lump in the throat or trouble swallowing </li> <li>unusual tiredness or weakness </li> <li>any change in heart beat such as faster, slower, or uneven heartbeats </li> <li>a rash or itchy skin </li> <li>changes in appetite or thirst </li> <li>changes in frequency of urination, such as having to go more or less often </li> <li>severe chest or back pain </li> <li>shakiness, dizziness </li> <li>nervousness </li> <li>severe abdominal pain </li> <li>cough, shortness of breath, or wheezing </li></ul><h2>Safety measures to take when your child is using pentamidine</h2> <p>Pentamidine may leave an unpleasant, metallic taste in the mouth, especially when it is given by inhalation. Chewing sugarless gum, or sucking sugarless candy after treatment with pentamidine may help. </p> <p>Pentamidine can cause blood pressure to drop suddenly right after a dose. For this reason, your child should rise slowly from a lying or sitting position after receiving it to prevent dizziness or light-headedness. </p> <p>If your child has diabetes, pentamidine may make your child's blood sugar more difficult to control.</p> <p>Pentamidine may interact with other medicines. Before giving your child any other medicines, including non-prescription products, or treatments, tell your child's doctor or pharmacist that your child is taking pentamidine. </p> <p>After your child stops receiving pentamidine, it may still cause side effects for up to several months. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following signs occur even after pentamidine treatment has stopped: </p> <ul><li>increased thirst </li> <li>increased need to urinate </li> <li>shakiness </li> <li>dizziness </li> <li>nervousness </li> <li>fruit-like smelling breath </li></ul><h2>Other important information to know about pentamidine</h2><ul><li>Keep a list of all medicines your child is taking to show the doctor or pharmacist. Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist before you give your child any other medicine, even medicine you can buy without a doctor's order (prescription). </li><li>Do not share your child's medicine with others. Do not give anyone else's medicine to your child.</li><li>Make sure you always have enough pentamidine on hand in case your child needs it. Call your pharmacy at least 2 days before your child runs out of medicine to order refills. </li><li>Keep inhaled pentamidine at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do NOT store it in the bathroom or kitchen.</li><li>Do not keep any medicines that are out of date. Check with your pharmacist about the best way to throw away outdated or leftover medicines.<br></li></ul>
PentamidinePPentamidinePentamidineFrenchPharmacyNALungsLungsDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-21T04:00:00ZLori Chen, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR10.000000000000049.00000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p>Votre enfant doit prendre un médicament qui se nomme « pentamidine ». La présente fiche de renseignements explique comment agit la pentamidine.</p><p>Votre enfant doit prendre un médicament qui se nomme « pentamidine ». La présente fiche de renseignements explique comment agit la pentamidine, comment l'administrer et quels effets secondaires ou quels problèmes pourrait ressentir votre enfant pendant qu'il prend ce médicament. </p><h2>Avant de donner ce médicament à votre enfant</h2> <p>Avisez votre médecin si votre enfant a déjà mal réagi à la pentamidine ou à toute autre composante du médicament à inhaler ou de l'injection.</p> <h3>Avisez votre médecin ou votre pharmacien si votre enfant souffre de l'une des affections suivantes. Il pourrait s'avérer nécessaire de prendre des précautions avec ce médicament si votre enfant souffre : </h3> <ul><li>de problèmes hépatiques (foie) ou rénaux; </li> <li>de diabète; </li> <li>de pression artérielle élevée ou basse;</li> <li>d'asthme. </li></ul><h2>Comment administrer le médicament à votre enfant</h2> <p>On peut inhaler la pentamidine dans les poumons ou l'injecter dans l'une des veines de votre enfant (par injection intraveineuse). Habituellement, on donnera ce médicament à votre enfant à la clinique de l'hôpital ou à l'unité des soins. </p><h2>Effets secondaires possibles de ce médicament</h2> <p>Votre enfant pourrait éprouver certains des effets secondaires suivants pendant qu'il prend de la pentamidine. Consultez le médecin de votre enfant si ce dernier continue d'afficher un ou plusieurs des effets secondaires suivants, s'ils ne se dissipent pas ou s'ils le dérangent : </p> <ul><li>Perte d'appétit </li> <li>Selles aqueuses </li> <li>Maux d'estomac ou vomissements </li> <li>Salive excessive dans la bouche</li> <li>Goût métallique dans la bouche</li></ul> <h3>La plupart des effets secondaires suivants ne sont pas courants et pourraient laisser présager un problème grave. Téléphonez immédiatement au médecin de votre enfant ou rendez-vous à la salle d'urgence avec votre enfant si ce dernier affiche l'un des signes suivants : </h3> <ul><li>Saignements ou bleus inhabituels</li> <li>Fièvre ou frissons inhabituels</li> <li>Un mal de gorge ou une voix enrouée qui perdure</li> <li>Une sensation de bosse dans la gorge ou difficulté à avaler </li> <li>Fatigue ou faiblesse inhabituelle </li> <li>Toute altération du rythme cardiaque comme un rythme cardiaque plus rapide, plus lent ou irrégulier </li> <li>Une éruption cutanée ou des démangeaisons</li> <li>Altération de l'appétit ou de la soif</li> <li>Altération de la fréquence des mictions (uriner), uriner moins souvent ou plus souvent</li> <li>Douleur thoracique aiguë ou douleur dorsale</li> <li>Tremblements, étourdissements </li> <li>Nervosité </li> <li>Douleur abdominale importante</li> <li>Toux, souffle court ou respiration sifflante </li></ul><h2>Mesures de sécurité à prendre lorsque votre enfant utilise ce médicament</h2> <p>La pentamidine peut laisser un goût déplaisant ou métallique dans la bouche, particulièrement lorsqu'il est administré par inhalation. Un bonbon sans sucre ou de la gomme à mâcher sans sucre peuvent atténuer ce goût. </p> <p>La pentamidine peut provoquer une chute soudaine de la pression artérielle immédiatement après une dose. Pour cette raison, après une dose de pentamidine, votre enfant devrait se lever lentement s'il est couché ou assis afin d'éviter des étourdissements. </p> <p>Si votre enfant est diabétique, la pentamidine peut compliquer le contrôle de la glycémie.</p> <p>La pentamidine peut interagir avec d'autres médicaments. Avant de donner tout autre médicament à votre enfant, y compris des médicaments disponibles en vente libre ou d'autres traitements, informez le médecin de votre enfant ou le pharmacien que votre enfant prend de la pentamidine. </p> <p>Même si votre enfant a cessé de prendre de la pentamidine, certains effets secondaires pourraient continuer de se manifester pendant plusieurs mois. Consultez le médecin immédiatement si l'un des signes suivants se manifeste même après l'arrêt de la pentamidine : </p> <ul><li>Augmentation de la soif</li> <li>Besoin d'uriner plus fréquemment</li> <li>Tremblements </li> <li>Étourdissements </li> <li>Nervosité </li> <li>Haleine fruitée</li></ul><h2>Autres renseignements importants</h2><ul><li>Dressez la liste de tous les médicaments que prend votre enfant et montrez cette liste au médecin ou au pharmacien. Consultez le médecin de votre enfant ou le pharmacien avant de donner tout autre médicament à votre enfant, même des médicaments disponibles en vente libre (prescription). </li><li>Ne partagez pas les médicaments de votre enfant avec d'autres personnes. Ne donnez jamais les médicaments d'une autre personne à votre enfant.</li><li>Assurez-vous de toujours avoir des réserves suffisantes de pentamidine en cas de besoin. Téléphonez à votre pharmacie pour renouveler vos prescriptions au moins 2 jours avant de finir les médicaments. </li><li>Conservez la pentamidine à inhaler à température ambiante dans un endroit frais, sec et à l'abri des rayons du soleil. NE la conservez PAS dans la salle de bain ou la cuisine.</li><li>Ne conservez pas les médicaments périmés. Demandez à votre pharmacien quelle est la meilleure façon de disposer des médicaments périmés ou excédentaires.<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" aria-hidden="true"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" aria-hidden="true"></span><br></li></ul>

 

 

Pentamidine213.000000000000PentamidinePentamidinePEnglishPharmacyNALungsLungsDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-21T04:00:00ZLori Chen, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR10.000000000000049.0000000000000699.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p>Your child needs to take the medicine called pentamidine. This information sheet explains what pentamidine does, how it is given, and what side effects or problems your child may have when he takes this medicine.</p><p>Your child needs to take the medicine called pentamidine (say: pen-TAM-i-deen). This information sheet explains what pentamidine does, how it is given, and what side effects or problems your child may have when he takes this medicine. </p><h2>What is pentamidine?</h2> <p>Pentamidine is a drug which is used to treat or prevent <em>Pneumocystis jiroveci</em> pneumonia. This is a very serious type of lung infection which can occur in people whose immune systems are not working normally. </p> <p>You may hear pentamidine called by its brand name, Pentacarinat. Pentamidine comes in an injection or inhalation form.</p><h2>Before giving pentamidine to your child</h2> <p>Tell your doctor if your child has ever reacted badly to pentamidine or any component in the inhalation or injection.</p> <h3>Talk with your child's doctor or pharmacist if your child has any of the following conditions. Precautions may need to be taken with this medicine if your child has: </h3> <ul><li>liver or kidney problems </li> <li>diabetes </li> <li>high or low blood pressure </li> <li>asthma </li></ul><h2>How to give pentamidine to your child</h2> <p>Pentamidine can be inhaled into the lungs or injected into your child's vein (intravenously or IV). Usually your child will get this medicine in the hospital clinic or on a nursing unit. </p><h2>Possible side effects of pentamidine</h2> <p>Your child may have some of these side effects while they take pentamidine. Check with your child's doctor if your child continues to have any of these side effects, if they do not go away, or if they bother your child: </p> <ul><li>loss of appetite </li> <li>watery bowel movements </li> <li>an upset stomach or vomiting (throwing up) </li> <li>extra saliva in the mouth </li> <li>metallic taste in the mouth </li></ul> <h3>Most of the following side effects are not common, but they may be a sign of a serious problem. Call your child's doctor right away or take your child to Emergency if your child has any of these side effects: </h3> <ul><li>unusual bleeding or bruising </li> <li>unexplained fever or chills </li> <li>a lasting sore throat or hoarseness </li> <li>a sensation of a lump in the throat or trouble swallowing </li> <li>unusual tiredness or weakness </li> <li>any change in heart beat such as faster, slower, or uneven heartbeats </li> <li>a rash or itchy skin </li> <li>changes in appetite or thirst </li> <li>changes in frequency of urination, such as having to go more or less often </li> <li>severe chest or back pain </li> <li>shakiness, dizziness </li> <li>nervousness </li> <li>severe abdominal pain </li> <li>cough, shortness of breath, or wheezing </li></ul><h2>Safety measures to take when your child is using pentamidine</h2> <p>Pentamidine may leave an unpleasant, metallic taste in the mouth, especially when it is given by inhalation. Chewing sugarless gum, or sucking sugarless candy after treatment with pentamidine may help. </p> <p>Pentamidine can cause blood pressure to drop suddenly right after a dose. For this reason, your child should rise slowly from a lying or sitting position after receiving it to prevent dizziness or light-headedness. </p> <p>If your child has diabetes, pentamidine may make your child's blood sugar more difficult to control.</p> <p>Pentamidine may interact with other medicines. Before giving your child any other medicines, including non-prescription products, or treatments, tell your child's doctor or pharmacist that your child is taking pentamidine. </p> <p>After your child stops receiving pentamidine, it may still cause side effects for up to several months. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following signs occur even after pentamidine treatment has stopped: </p> <ul><li>increased thirst </li> <li>increased need to urinate </li> <li>shakiness </li> <li>dizziness </li> <li>nervousness </li> <li>fruit-like smelling breath </li></ul><h2>Other important information to know about pentamidine</h2><ul><li>Keep a list of all medicines your child is taking to show the doctor or pharmacist. Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist before you give your child any other medicine, even medicine you can buy without a doctor's order (prescription). </li><li>Do not share your child's medicine with others. Do not give anyone else's medicine to your child.</li><li>Make sure you always have enough pentamidine on hand in case your child needs it. Call your pharmacy at least 2 days before your child runs out of medicine to order refills. </li><li>Keep inhaled pentamidine at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do NOT store it in the bathroom or kitchen.</li><li>Do not keep any medicines that are out of date. Check with your pharmacist about the best way to throw away outdated or leftover medicines.<br></li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/ICO_DrugA-Z.pngPentamidinePentamidine

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