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MEDICAL UPDATE: Clarification on Intramuscular Pentamidine


Being Alive 1993 Jun 5: 6

In the January update, reported in the March Newsletter, we discussed a study at Mount Sinai in New York that used intramuscular pentamidine as PCP prophylaxis. Apparently we did not make it clear that, at the present time, this is an experimental regimen only. It has not by any means become a standard of care. As we reported, this approach to PCP prophylaxis holds promise for those intolerant of Bactrim/Septa, but further study is needed to assess intramuscular pentamidine's effectiveness and cumulative safety. 


Information in this article was accurate in June 5, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.