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Pentanimide inhalation

  • 1.  Pentanimide inhalation

    Posted 05-16-2019 12:53
    Hi, looking for any information on pentanimide inhalation protocols, risks to administering staff and guidelines  any information is appreciated. Thanks!


  • 2.  RE: Pentanimide inhalation

    Posted 05-17-2019 03:00
    ​please find information for pentamidine inhalation / management that we use (borrowed from a tertiary hospital. Thanks, Ron
    Protocol not attaching. E-mail and I will send.

    Ron Middleton, CNC
    Haematology Care Coordinator
    Toowoomba Hospital
    Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

  • 3.  RE: Pentanimide inhalation

    Posted 05-17-2019 14:14
    We use pentamadine for allogeneic stem cell transplant patients once monthly instead of Bactrim PO two days a week for prophylaxis of pneumocystis carinae

     I have found that it makes patients nauseated occasionally. They said it tastes really bad. I recommend that they take one of their PRN nausea meds before they get the treatment. We routinely administer albuterol prior to the pentamadine nebulizer treatment. We also recommend that the patient brings their same albuterol inhaler to each clinic visit so we don't have to charge them for another one each time they receive pentamadine. Albuterol is kind of expensive so it is important.   I have only ever seen one adverse reaction to it and that was hypoxia and SOB. It required oxygen for a little bit but resolved in about 30 minutes

    Sarah Young
    BSN RN
    Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems
    Antioch TN

  • 4.  RE: Pentanimide inhalation

    Posted 05-18-2019 09:12
    At the medical center I last worked for anyone in the room during administration should wear an N95 respirator. The door to the room should be kept closed for 1 hour after the treatment. All equipment should be wiped down prior to rooming the next patient.

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  • 5.  RE: Pentanimide inhalation

    Posted 05-18-2019 21:23
    Thanks much. Do you use a special nebulizer machine or hook to piped in air?  I am in an outpatient clinic and our nebulizer machine is at least 15 years old. From what I hav re read, guidelines are pretty specific about air flow.

    Elizabeth Gartin RN BSN OCN

  • 6.  RE: Pentanimide inhalation

    Posted 05-28-2019 22:30
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    Dear Elizabeth

    this is the Guideline i have been using for Pentanimide inhalation

    hope that helped

    thank you

    Tahani Dweikat RN, BSN, EMHCA, OCN®
    Clinical Resource Nurse Oncology/Hematology
    United Arab Emirates, Dubai