Data from EMC - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 23 August 2016


Pentamidine is indicated in the treatment of:

- Pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii (PCP)

- Cutaneous leishmaniasis

- Early phase African sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma gambiense.

- Prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who have experienced a previous episode of PCP.


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