"The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the marketing of selexipag (Uptravi, Actelion Registration Ltd) for the treatment of adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)./"...
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
COVERA-HS should be administered once daily at bedtime. Clinical trials explored dose ranges between 180 mg and 540 mg given at bedtime and found effects to persist throughout the dosing interval.
COVERA-HS tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or crushed.
For both hypertension and angina, the dose of COVERA-HS should be individualized by titration. Initiate therapy with 180 mg of COVERA-HS.
If an adequate response is not obtained with 180 mg of COVERA-HS, the dose may be titrated upward in the following manner:
- 240 mg each evening
- 360 mg each evening (2 x 180 mg)
- 480 mg each evening (2 x 240 mg)
When COVERA-HS is administered at bedtime, office evaluation of blood pressure during morning and early afternoon hours is essentially a measure of peak effect. The usual evaluation of trough effect, which sometimes might be needed to evaluate the appropriateness of any given dose of COVERA-HS, would be just prior to bedtime.
COVERA-HS 180 mg tablets are lavender, round, film coated, with COVERA–HS 2011 printed on one side, supplied as:
|0025-2011-31||bottle of 100|
COVERA-HS 240 mg tablets are pale yellow, round, film coated with COVERA–HS 2021 printed on one side, supplied as:
|0025-2021-31||bottle of 100|
Store at controlled room temperature 20°–25°C (68°–77°F) [see USP]. Dispense in tight, light-resistant containers.
Distributed by: G.D. Searle, Division of Pfizer Inc, NY, NY 10017. Revised October 2011This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/9/2011
Additional Covera-HS Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get tips on handling your hypertension.