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Pentamidine Inhalation Solution (PENTAMIDINE ISETHIONATE - INHALATION)

Instructions

Always inspect the medicine before using.

Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.

This medicine will work best if you take it at about the same time every day.

Keep this medicine at room temperature. Protect from moisture and high humidity.

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

This medicine must be used with a machine called a "nebulizer." This changes medicine into a mist you can breathe in. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist which nebulizer will work with your medicine.

Carefully follow instructions for mixing the medicine before use.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Discard any unused, mixed medicine after 48 hours.

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist to show you how to clean the nebulizer to prevent infections.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Brand Name(s): NebuPent

Generic Name: Pentamidine Isethionate

Cautions

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Be very careful not to spray the medicine into your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging
  • coughing
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • headaches
  • nausea and vomiting
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • chest discomfort
  • wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • worsening breathing symptoms

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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