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Pentostam (R)

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Sodium stibogluconate is used in the treatment of leishmaniasis.

This drug is given for at least 20 days by intravenous or intramuscular injection. Doses should be set by local experts.


  • intravenous injection should be stopped if coughing or substernal pain develops
  • intramuscular injection is painful

Side effects:

  • anorexia
  • vomiting
  • coughing
  • substernal pain

The summary of product characteristics should be consulted before prescribing this drug.

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