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Who should not take pentamidine?

You should not take pentamidine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or are taking any medications that interact with the drug. Because pentamidine affects blood sugar levels, it may not be safe for use if you have diabetes. Inhaled pentamidine can aggravate asthma. Other medical conditions that may prohibit use of pentamidine include heart conditions, circulation or blood pressure problems, frequent dehydration, kidney disease, and pancreatitis. Pentamidine may not be safe for use during pregnancy. It is not known if pentamidine passes into breast milk, although many medications do. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, before taking pentamidine.

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