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Side effect(s) of Pentamidine

Read the side effects of Pentamidine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common- Vomiting, infection and loss of appetite.

Body as a Whole - Night sweats, allergic reaction, body odor, swelling in the face/leg, fever, lethargy and chills.

Heart- Stroke, high/low blood pressure, palpitations, poor blood circulation, fainting, fast heart rate and dilatation of blood vessels.

Gastrointestinal- Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth, indigestion, inflammation of stomach/gum, gastric ulcer, hernia, increased saliva, oral ulcer/abscess and enlargement of the spleen.

Blood- Anemia, eosinophilia and decreased volume of blood cells.

Liver - Liver enlargement and liver dysfunction/inflammation.

Metabolic- Increased/decreased sugar level and decreased calcium concentration.

Musculoskeletal- Joint/muscle pain and gout.

Central Nervous System- Headache, anxiety, confusion, depression, drowsiness, frequent mood changes, hallucination, sensory loss, sleeplessness, memory loss, nerve pain, personality disorder, tingling, peripheral nerve damage, seizure, tremors and vertigo.

Genitourinary- Kidney damage and miscarriage.

Respiratory - Chest pain, cough, asthma, shortness of breath and wheezing.

Skin- Desquamation, dry and breaking hair, dry skin, redness, itching, rash and hives.

Eye and ENT- Bad taste, inflammation of eyelid, conjunctiva, blurred vision, contact lens discomfort, eye pain or discomfort, nonspecific odor and smell.

Other Precautions : *Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Pentamidine

Pentamidine(Pentam) generic is an antimicrobial agent, prescribed for pneumonia and for treating leishmaniasis, yeast infections. proved to be an effective antibiotic in children undergoing leukemia treatment.
More Info about Pentamidine

International : 

Pentam, Nebupent

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