Meaning of PENTAMIDINE in English

PENTAMIDINE

a drug used to prevent and treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Intravenous pentamidine is used to treat severe cases of PCP, especially in patients who cannot tolerate TMP-SMX. Aerosolized pentamidine is used as a prophylaxis against PCP. Side effects may include pancreatitis.

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