Pentam 300 (pentamidine) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Pentam 300 (pentamidine):
High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)
Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
pentamidine - pancreatitis
Acute and potentially fatal pancreatitis has been reported with parenteral use and, rarely, oral inhalation of pentamidine. Patients with a history of or known risk factors for pancreatitis, such as alcohol abuse or hypertriglyceridemia, should be monitored closely during therapy with pentamidine. Therapy should be discontinued at the first signs or symptoms suggestive of pancreatitis (e.g., nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hyperamylasemia with dysglycemia, rising triglycerides, decreasing serum calcium), and preferably permanently discontinued if clinical pancreatitis develops.
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Pentam 300 (pentamidine) drug Interactions
There are 387 drug interactions with Pentam 300 (pentamidine)
Pentam 300 (pentamidine) disease Interactions
There are 10 disease interactions with Pentam 300 (pentamidine) which include:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Hematologic Toxicity
- Renal Dysfunction
- Systemic Effects 1
- Systemic Effects 2
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
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