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Adempas may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Adempas is contraindicated in females who are pregnant. Adempas was consistently shown to have teratogenic effects when administered to animals. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus [see Use In Specific Populations].

Nitrates And Nitric Oxide Donors

Co-administration of Adempas with nitrates or nitric oxide donors (such as amyl nitrite) in any form is contraindicated [see DRUG INTERACTIONS and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].

Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors

Concomitant administration of Adempas with specific PDE-5 inhibitors (such as sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil) or nonspecific PDE 5 inhibitors (such as dipyridamole or theophylline) is contraindicated [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, DRUG INTERACTIONS and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY]. Do not administer within 24 hours of sildenafil. Do not administer 24 hours before or within 48 hours after tadalafil.

Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (PH-IIP)

Adempas is contraindicated in patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with idiopathic interstitial pneumonias PH-IIP).

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/10/2017


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