Pentamidine, Inhaled

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Pentamidine (say: pen-TAM-a-deen) is a drug used to prevent a specific type of pneumonia called PCP pneumonia. This is a very serious type of pneumonia caused by an organism called pneumocystis jiroveci. This organism is only found in people whose immune system is not working normally.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about pentamidine and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about pentamidine, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: October 30th 2009