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What should I avoid while taking pentamidine?

You may need to avoid certain medications while taking pentamidine because of potential interactions. For example, some medications may alter the effectiveness of pentamidine or increase your risk for side effects, such as low blood pressure or a change in blood sugar levels. You may also need to avoid alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, and caffeine. Avoid situations that put you at risk for injury or infection, as pentamidine lowers your blood's ability to both clot and fight infection. Pentamidine may not be safe for use in pregnancy, and it is not known whether the medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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