Does pentamidine interact with other medications or foods?

Pentamidine is not safe to take with certain medications because it may alter their effectiveness. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications: bepridil, arbamazepine, cisplatin, didanosine, ganciclovir, levomethadyl, mesoridazine, metoclopramide, pimozide, sparfloxacin, thioridazine, valproic acid, ziprasidone, or zidovudine. Your doctor may need to adjust your dosage or treat you with a different medication. Other medications may interact with pentamidine, including other antibiotics, birth control pills, anti-inflammatory drugs, drugs for mental disorders, blood pressure medications, and diabetes medications. Be sure to tell your doctor about any medications, supplements, vitamins, or herbs you are taking. Alcohol and caffeine may also affect how pentamidine works.

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