Pentamidine and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with 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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Pentamidine drug interactions
There are 447 drug interactions with pentamidine
Pentamidine disease interactions
There are 10 disease interactions with pentamidine which include:
- cardiovascular disease
- diabetes mellitus
- hematologic toxicity
- renal dysfunction
- systemic effects 1
- systemic effects 2
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
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