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Flolan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is epoprostenol (Flolan)?
- What are the possible side effects of epoprostenol (Flolan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about epoprostenol (Flolan)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using epoprostenol (Flolan)?
- How should I use epoprostenol (Flolan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Flolan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Flolan)?
- What should I avoid while using epoprostenol (Flolan)?
- What other drugs will affect epoprostenol (Flolan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Flolan)?
Because this medication is given around the clock, you should not miss a dose if you use the medication properly. Call your doctor right away if your epoprostenol therapy is interrupted for any reason.
What happens if I overdose (Flolan)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using epoprostenol (Flolan)?
Avoid using any infusion pump that has not been approved for use by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect epoprostenol (Flolan)?
Epoprostenol can increase your risk of bleeding. This effect is increased when you also use medicines to prevent blood clots, such as:
- heparin or warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- alteplase (Activase), tenecteplase (TNKase), urokinase (Abbokinase);
- dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), fondaparinux (Arixtra), tinzaparin (Innohep); or
- abciximab (ReoPro), anagrelide (Agrylin), cilostazol (Pletal), clopidogrel (Plavix), dipyridamole (Persantine, Aggrenox), eptifibatide (Integrelin), prasugrel (Effient), ticlopidine (Ticlid), tirofiban (Aggrastat).
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- heart or blood pressure medications;
- aspirin or an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with epoprostenol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about epoprostenol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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