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In the US, Pentamidine (pentamidine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: inhaled anti-infectives, miscellaneous antibiotics and is used to treat Leishmaniasis, Pneumocystis Pneumonia, Pneumocystis Pneumonia Prophylaxis and Trypanosomiasis.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiprotozoal agent: Trypanocidal

Antiprotozoal agent: Leishmaniocidal

Chemical Name

Benzenecarboximidamide, 4,4'-[1,5-pentanediylbis(oxy)]bis-

Foreign Names

  • Pentamidinum (Latin)
  • Pentamidin (German)
  • Pentamidine (French)
  • Pentamidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

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BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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