Pentamidine Isethionate (DBL) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) pentamidine. On this page you will find out more about Pentamidine Isethionate (DBL), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: pentamidine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Pentamidine Isethionate (DBL) 300 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Pentamidine isethionate is indicated for intravenous administration in the treatment of the following conditions: . As an alternative first line treatment for Pneumocystis carinii infection in AIDS patients; . As second line treatment for Pneumocystis carinii infection in non-AIDS patients; . As second line treatment of Leishmaniasis (visceral and cutaneous), except Leishmania Aethiopica where it may be used as first line treatment; . As second line treatment for Trypanosomiasis (except for the Trypanosomiasis Rhodesiense strain due to lack of efficacy).
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White to nearly white powder or plug.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
1x300mg: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5x300mg(E): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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