Pentamidine is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. Pentamidine is used to prevent and treat pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii). Pentamidine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Nebupent (Pentamidine) is in the form of a white crystalline powder soluble in water. The medication works as an antifungal in preventing lung infections in (Pneumocystis pneumonia-PCP prophylaxis) patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The mortality rate of uncontrolled PCP is very high. Nebupent (Pentamidine) is an antiprotozoal that works by killing the infectious organism that causes the lung infection.