pentostam

pentostam

(pĕn-tōstăm)
A drug used in leishmaniasis and available in the U.S. only from the Center for Infectious Disease Control, Drug Service, Atlanta, GA 30333, (404) 639-2888.
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Then the news came that the only drug available in the United States to treat the disease is Pentostam, yet to be approved by the U.
On May 25, Spencer started intravenous injections of Pentostam at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.
1) Most patients who use Pentostam are plagued for months by an aggravated pancreas and liver, as well as severe muscle and joint pains, he explains.
The medication that is commonly recommended by doctors is Pentostam, which is administered in 20-injection doses and is Aoassociated with a tremendous number of side effects,Ao said Wortmann.
But, she said, it takes twice as long to work as a British-made medicine called Pentostam.
Kolkata) which was found comparable to the brand drug pentostam (Glaxo-Welcome, England) (11,12).
Sodium stibogluconate (SSG), also known by its brand name Pentostam and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, is the most common medicine available for kala azar.
The patient's response to high doses of Pentostam was a wonder to behold.
Pentostam and amphotericin were used as positive controls for parasite growth inhibition while PBS was used as a negative control.
Antimony compounds such as sodium stibogluconate or pentostam and meglumine antimony or glucantime are still regarded as the first line treatment for leishmaniasis (1,4).