Brand Names : NebuPent, Pentacarinat, Pneumopent
Proper Use of This Medicine
To help prevent
the development or return of pneumocystis pneumonia, you must receive pentamidine
inhalation on a regular basis, even if you are feeling well.
Dosing - The dose of pentamidine inhalation will be
different for different patients. Follow your doctor's
orders or the directions on the label
. The following information includes
only the average doses of pentamidine inhalation. If
your dose is different, do not change it
unless your doctor tells you
to do so.
For the inhalation
For the prevention of Pneumocystis carinii
Adults and children 5 years of age and older - 300 milligrams
(mg) by oral inhalation once every four weeks.
Children younger than 5 years of age - Use and dose must be determined
by your doctor.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, receive your
treatment as soon as possible.