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What are the side effects of pentamidine?

Common side effects for pentamidine are diarrhea, changes in taste, nausea, and vomiting. Pentamidine can affect blood sugar levels. If you experience an increase in appetite, headache, chills or cold sweats, pale skin, anxiety, and dizziness, you may have low blood sugar. Loss of appetite, increased thirst, frequent urination, drowsiness, flushed dry skin, and fruity-smelling breath are symptoms of high blood sugar. See your doctor if you have symptoms of either high or low blood sugar. Other serious side effects include blurred vision, difficulty breathing, irritation at the injection site, mouth ulcer or irritation, bleeding or bruising, seizures, chest pain or irregular heartbeat, and severe stomach pain. These may be symptoms of a heart problem, blood pressure problem, or other blood problem, and require immediate medical care. If you take Pentamidine using a nebulizer inhaler, you may experience a metallic aftertaste. Like all medications, pentamidine may cause an allergic reaction marked by hives, difficulty breathing, itchy rash, or swelling in the face, mouth, or throat. If you experience an unanticipated reaction while taking pentamidine, talk to your doctor. Pentamidine should be administered in a clinical setting where your healthcare provider can monitor your vital signs.

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