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Side effects of bactrim & pentamidine
Mar 22, 2008

When administering bactrim and pentamidine to a child with AIDS, what common side effect should be monitored?

Response from Dr. Henry

The major side effects of Bactrim are rash and an effect on the white and red blood cell counts. For pentamidine, the major side effects are kidney dysfunction, low blood pressure, blood sugar abnormalities, low white blood cell counts, and stomach/gut side effects. KH



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