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NebuPent Brand names, NebuPent Analogs

NebuPent Brand Names Mixture

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NebuPent Chemical_Formula


NebuPent RX_link

NebuPent fda sheet

NebuPent msds (material safety sheet)

NebuPent MSDS

NebuPent Synthesis Reference

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NebuPent Molecular Weight

340.42 g/mol

NebuPent Melting Point

186.0 oC (decomposes)

NebuPent H2O Solubility


NebuPent State


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NebuPent Dosage Forms

Powder for solution

NebuPent Indication

For the treatment of pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii.

NebuPent Pharmacology

Pentamidine is an antiprotozoal agent. It is an aromatic diamidine, and is known to have activity against Pneumocystis carinii. The exact nature of its antiprotozoal action is unknown. in vitro studies with mammalian tissues and the protozoan Crithidia oncopelti indicate that the drug interferes with nuclear metabolism producing inhibition of the synthesis of DNA, RNA, phospholipids and proteins. Little is known about the drug's pharmacokinetics. The medication is also useful in Leishmaniasis and in prophylaxis against sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. Hydration before treatment lessens the incidence and severity of side effects, which include liver or kidney dysfunction, hypertension, hypotension, hypoglycemia, hypocalemia, leukopenia, thrombcytopenia, anemia, and allergic reaction. It is generally well-tolerated.

NebuPent Absorption

Absorbed poorly through the gastrointestinal tract and is usually administered parenterally.

NebuPent side effects and Toxicity

Symptoms of overdose include pain, nausea, anorexia, hypotension, fever, rash, bad taste in mouth, confusion/hallucinations, dizziness, and diarrhea.

NebuPent Patient Information

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NebuPent Organisms Affected

Pneumocystis carinii