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What is a typical dosage of pentamidine?

A typical dosage of pentamidine varies based on the type and reason for usage. If you are an adult using nebulized pentamidine to prevent pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), 300 mg. is typically administered once per month as long as the risk for infection exists. If you are an adult receiving injections for treatment of PCP or trypanosomiasis, a typical dosage is four mg./kg. injected intramuscularly or given intravenously over a one to two hour period every day for two to three weeks. Intravenous or intramuscular treatment for leishmaniasis is two to four mg./kg. All doses depend on your body weight and will be modified as necessary by your doctor.

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