Medications


Iloprost Inhalation Solution

Brands: Ventavis

Uses

For high blood pressure in the lungs.

Instructions

Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.

This medicine will work best if you take it at about the same time every day.

Keep this medicine at room temperature. Protect from moisture and high humidity.

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

This medicine must be used with a machine called a "nebulizer." This changes medicine into a mist you can breathe in. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist which nebulizer will work with your medicine.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Discard any unused solution from open vials at the end of each day.

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist to show you how to clean the nebulizer to prevent infections.

You should have access to a back-up nebulizer in case yours stops working properly.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than nine times during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Be very careful not to spray the medicine into your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.

If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • headaches
  • jaw pain
  • muscle spasms of the jaw
  • nausea and vomiting

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • chest pain
  • fainting
  • sudden or unexplained weight gain
  • wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • worsening breathing symptoms

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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