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Nebupent Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pentamidine (Nebupent)?
- What are the possible side effects of pentamidine (Nebupent)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pentamidine (Nebupent)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pentamidine (Nebupent)?
- How should I take pentamidine (Nebupent)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nebupent)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nebupent)?
- What should I avoid while taking pentamidine (Nebupent)?
- What other drugs will affect pentamidine (Nebupent)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nebupent)?
Since the medication will be administered by a healthcare provider, missing a dose should not occur. If you have any questions contact your doctor.
What happens if I overdose (Nebupent)?
If an overdose of pentamidine is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Pentamidine should be administered in a clinical setting where a healthcare provider can monitor vital signs (blood pressure, heart rates) and where an emergency situation can be handled immediately.
What should I avoid while taking pentamidine (Nebupent)?
Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol or caffeine drinks regularly, if you are a smoker or if you use illegal drugs. These factors can affect the way pentamidine works in your body.
What other drugs will affect pentamidine (Nebupent)?
Before taking pentamidine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- azathioprine (Imuran);
- carbamazepine (Tegretol, Epitol, Carbatrol);
- anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), others)
- cisplatin (Platinol)
- didanosine (Videx)
- zidovudine (Retrovir)
- birth control pills;
- ganciclovir (Cytovene)
- blood pressure medications;
- medication for diabetes;
- valproic acid (Depakote);
- medication for mental problems; or
- metoclopramide (Reglan).
You may not be able to take pentamidine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with pentamidine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. .
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about pentamidine written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Nebupent Information
- Nebupent Drug Interactions Center: pentamidine inhl
- Nebupent Side Effects Center
- Nebupent Overview including Precautions
- Nebupent FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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