Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

On rare occasions, pneumocystis infections have occurred in parts of the body outside the lungs in patients receiving pentamidine inhalation therapy. You should discuss this possible problem with your doctor.

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Burning pain, dryness, or sensation of lump in throat
  2. chest pain or congestion
  3. coughing
  4. difficulty in breathing
  5. difficulty in swallowing
  6. skin rash
  7. wheezing


  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. pain in upper abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  3. pain in side of chest (severe)
  4. shortness of breath (sudden and severe)


  1. Anxiety
  2. chills
  3. cold sweats
  4. cool, pale skin
  5. decreased urination
  6. headache
  7. increased hunger
  8. loss of appetite
  9. nausea and vomiting
  10. nervousness
  11. shakiness
  12. stomach pain
  13. unusual tiredness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.