Class/mechanism: Antifungal, known to have activity against Pneumocystis jiroveci. Mechanism not fully understood, but mechanism hypothesized to involve inhibition of DNA, RNA, phospholipid, and protein synthesis.
Route: inhaled, IM, IV
Extravasation: no information
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Patient drug information
Also known as
- Generic name: pentamidine dimesilate
- Brand names: Benambax, Lomidine, Nebupent, Pentam, Pentamidina, Pneumopent