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(Ti-vaso) (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution
Read this Patient Package Insert before you start taking Tyvaso and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is Tyvaso?
Tyvaso is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Tyvaso can improve the ability to do exercise in people who also take bosentan (an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA)) or sildenafil (a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor). Your ability to do exercise decreases 4 hours after taking Tyvaso.
It is not known if Tyvaso is safe or effective in people under 18 years of age.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Tyvaso?
Before taking Tyvaso, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have lung disease, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- have a lung infection
- have liver problems or kidney problems
- have low blood pressure
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Tyvaso will harm your unborn baby. Women who can become pregnant should use effective birth control while taking Tyvaso.
- are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Tyvaso passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby while taking Tyvaso.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Tyvaso and other medicines may affect each other.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take any of these medicines:
- medicines that decrease blood clotting
- water pills (diuretics)
- medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart disease
- gemfibrozil (Lopid) (for high cholesterol)
- rifampin (Rimactane, Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifater) (for infection)
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and specialty pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take Tyvaso?
- Take Tyvaso each day exactly as your healthcare provider tells you.
- See the detailed Tyvaso Inhalation System Instructions for Use.
- Tyvaso is breathed in (inhaled) through your mouth into your lungs. Tyvaso should only be used with the Tyvaso Inhalation System.
- Tyvaso is taken in 4 treatment sessions each day during waking hours. The sessions should be at about 4 hours apart.
- At the beginning of each day, it will take about 5 minutes to prepare the Tyvaso Inhalation System. Each treatment session will take 2 to 3 minutes.
- Take your first Tyvaso treatment session in the morning and take your last treatment session before bedtime.
- Your healthcare provider may change your dose if needed.
- If you miss a dose of Tyvaso take it as soon as you remember.
- Do not let Tyvaso solution get into your eyes or onto your skin. If it does, rinse your skin or eyes right away with water.
- Using the Treatment Tracker, record the number of breaths you inhale during each treatment session (4 times a day). You should bring your Treatment Tracker to your medical appointments, as your doctor may want to review it with you.
What are the possible side effects of Tyvaso?
Tyvaso can cause serious side effects, including:
- Tyvaso may increase the risk of bleeding in people who take blood thinners (anticoagulants).
- If you have low blood pressure, Tyvaso may lower your blood pressure further.
Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if this applies to you.
The most common side effects of Tyvaso include:
- reddening of your face and neck (flushing)
- throat irritation and pain
- fainting or loss of consciousness
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Tyvaso. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or specialty pharmacist.
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store Tyvaso?
- Store Tyvaso ampules in the unopened foil pack between 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C) until ready to use.
- When the foil pouch is opened, Tyvaso ampules should be used within 7 days.
- Tyvaso is sensitive to light. The unopened Tyvaso ampules should be stored in the foil pouch.
- After a Tyvaso ampule is opened and put into the medicine cup in the Tyvaso Inhalation System, Tyvaso can be kept in the medicine cup for no more than 1 day (24 hours).
- Tyvaso that is left in the medicine cup at the end of the day must be thrown away.
- The Tyvaso Inhalation System can be stored in the carrying case when not in use (Example: between treatment sessions or overnight). If storing between treatment sessions, ensure that the plugs are firmly in place in the dome assembly to prevent spillage of Tyvaso. See the Instructions for Use for additional information regarding storage of your Tyvaso Inhalation System.
Keep Tyvaso and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of Tyvaso.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in a patient information leaflet. Do not use Tyvaso for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Tyvaso to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
This patient information leaflet summarizes the most important information about Tyvaso. You can ask your healthcare provider or specialty pharmacist for information about Tyvaso that is written for health professionals.
For more information, go to www.tyvaso.com or call 1-877-UNITHER (1-877-864-8437)..
What are the ingredients in Tyvaso?
Active ingredient: treprostinil
Inactive ingredients: sodium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, and water for injection.
TYVASO® INHALATION SYSTEM
Instructions for Use
(treprostinil) Inhalation Solution
|Table of Contents|
|Preparing for Treatment With TYVASO||3|
|Preparing the Use Environment for Treatment||3|
|Markings, Indicators, and Symbols||4|
|Setting Up Your TYVASO Inhalation System||8|
|Filling the Inhalation Device Chamber and Medicine Cup||8|
|Assembling the Inhalation Device||10|
|Turning On the Inhalation Device||13|
|Setting the Number of Breaths in a Treatment Session||14|
|Inhaling Your Medicine (TYVASO)||16|
|Storing the TYVASO Inhalation System Between Treatment Sessions||20|
|Cleaning and Maintenance of the TYVASO Inhalation System||24|
|End of Day Cleaning of the Accessories||24|
|Monthly Refill Kit||27|
|Charging Your TYVASO Inhalation System||28|
|Troubleshooting the TYVASO Inhalation System||30|
The TYVASO Inhalation System should be handled with care.
Follow these important instructions to ensure proper use:
- Always unplug the device after each use.
- Do not immerse the device in water or other liquids.
- Do not place the device in a microwave or regular oven.
- Do not place the device or use the device in the presence of strong electric or magnetic fields (eg, microwave oven, magnetic imaging equipment).
- Do not leave the device alone with a small child.
- Do not use the device near flammable liquids and materials or heated surfaces.
- Read the instructions carefully and completely to prevent damage to your TYVASO Inhalation System and help you get the best results.
- This device should only be used on the order of your doctor or licensed healthcare practitioner.
- Ensure the breath counter is correctly programmed prior to beginning a treatment (see page 14).
- Do not peel or remove the labels from device.
- Do not drop the device.
Your doctor has prescribed TYVASO® (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution. Please see the accompanying Patient Package Insert for important safety information on TYVASO.
TYVASO is breathed in (inhaled) using the TYVASO Inhalation System, which consists of the inhalation device and its accessories.
These Instructions for Use (IFU) for the TYVASO Inhalation System provide important safety information. It is important that you read these instructions and the TYVASO Patient Package Insert (PPI) before setting up and using the TYVASO Inhalation System. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor or specialty pharmacy provider.
Before beginning treatment with TYVASO, you will receive either a Patient Starter Kit containing a 28- day supply of TYVASO or an Institutional Starter Kit containing a 4-day supply of medication. Both kits include two (2) complete inhalation devices (all accessories and supplies included). When you refill your prescription for TYVASO each month, you will receive a Refill Kit that contains a 28-day supply of TYVASO and new accessories. You will receive a replacement device every two (2) years.
Preparing for Treatment With TYVASO
Preparing the Use Environment for Treatment
Follow these important instructions before setting up your treatment:
- Use the device in a quiet, distraction-free area.
- Try to use the device at times when your treatment will not be interrupted. If you encounter any distractions during treatment, you can pause your treatment (see page 19).
- Use the device in a comfortable space where you can stand or sit in an upright position that allows you to take deep breaths.
- Use the device in an area that provides enough space for the TYVASO Inhalation System and its accessories.
- Gather all necessary supplies before starting to prepare for treatment (see pages 6 and 7).
- The TYVASO Inhalation System is recommended for use indoors. Be sure to use and store the inhalation device in environments that match the specified temperature and humidity ranges (see Specifications on page 36).
Markings , Indicators , and Symbols
The TYVASO Inhalation System complies with the requirements of Protection Class II. Class II equipment provides additional precautions, over and above basic insulation, to provide protection against electric shock.
Please read the accompanying instructions and labels for important information regarding the TYVASO Inhalation System.
The TYVASO Inhalation System has a Type B Applied part. Type B Applied parts comply with specific requirements to provide protection against shock and are not suitable for direct cardiac applications.
The TYVASO Inhalation System should only be used on the order of your doctor or licensed healthcare provider.
The TYVASO Inhalation System requires a 12V DC power supply.
Gather the following supplies before starting treatment. Use only the parts and accessories that are provided with your starter kit or in the monthly refill kit. Note: supplies are not shown to scale.
Note: Supplies are not shown to scale.
* These accessories are replaced every month. Replacement accessories are included in the Monthly Refill Kit.
Setting Up Your TYVASO Inhalation System
Filling the Inhalation Device Chamber and Medicine Cup
Before using the TYVASO Inhalation System, you should:
- Wash your hands
- Make sure the device is NOT connected to a power source
- Make sure the device is resting on a stable, flat surface during assembly
ONLY USE DISTILLED WATER in the device. Distilled water is highly purified water that can be purchased at most grocery stores and pharmacies. It is necessary for the device to function properly. If you use another type of water (such as bottled or tap water), the device may not function properly.
1. Fill the white chamber inside the device with approximately 45 mL of distilled water (about 1.5 ounces), using the water level cup provided. Fill the cup until water level is between the two arrow markings.
There is a silver sensor on the inside wall of the chamber. The water level should be above the silver sensor and below the blue ring in the device chamber. DO NOT OVERFILL the chamber, or the medicine cup will not fit correctly. Check the water level after filling the chamber.
2. Obtain one (1) medicine cup and inspect it for any damage, holes, cracks, or dents. Do not use the medicine cup if it is damaged.
Insert the empty medicine cup into the chamber of the device, making sure that the cup's bottom tip is in the distilled water. The cup will sit on the blue ring.
3. Carefully cut open the top of the foil pouch, making sure not to cut the ampules. Each pouch contains four (4) ampules.
Remove one (1) ampule of TYVASO. Keep unused ampules in the foil pouch because the TYVASO medicine is sensitive to light.
One (1) ampule contains enough medicine for one (1) day of treatment no matter how many breaths your doctor has prescribed.
4. Gently hold the ampule in the upright (topup) position and twist off its top.
5. Point the ampule straight down toward the medicine cup's center to avoid spills.
Gently squeeze the medicine out of the ampule into the medicine cup. Squeeze until it is empty. Check to see that all of the medicine is in the medicine cup.
Assembling the Inhalation Device
The TYVASO Inhalation System is designed so the parts only fit together properly one way.
When the device is assembled correctly, the parts should fit together easily.
Do not force the parts together.
1. Visually check to make sure the blue plastic baffle plate and black ring are correctly placed in the dome assembly. They should appear as they do in the images below.
In the unlikely event that the baffle plate is loose or disconnected, use a new dome assembly. If you need to order a new dome assembly, contact your specialty pharmacy provider.
2. Align the raised circle on the side of the dome assembly with the circle on the side of the device. Push down and screw the dome assembly onto the device clockwise (right) until you hear a click, indicating the dome assembly is fully connected to the medicine cup. When the dome assembly is properly aligned, the filter shell port will point to the back of the device.
3. Insert the inhalation piece into the upper opening of the dome assembly and rotate toward the front of the device. Gently push down the inhalation piece to make sure it is securely inserted in the dome assembly.
4. Insert the mouthpiece into the inhalation piece.
5. Each day you will need to use a new filter membrane in each filter shell.
To install a new filter membrane:
- Open the filter shell by unscrewing the two (2) halves.
- Place a new filter membrane in one (1) of the filter shell halves.
- Close the filter shell by screwing the two (2) halves together until you can twist no further.
Note: New filter shells come with fresh filter membranes already installed.
6. Insert one (1) of the filter shells into the filter shell port on the side of the dome assembly and insert the other filter shell into the port on the bottom of the inhalation piece. The two (2) filter shells are identical and can be used in either opening.
Make sure to insert the filter shells straight into their ports, rather than at an angle. If necessary, rotate the inhalation piece so you can insert the filter shell without the device getting in the way.
7. When the device is fully assembled, it should appear as it does in the photo below.
For convenience, rotate the inhalation piece so you can best see the indicator lights and display screen, which provide important prompts during your treatment.
Turning On the Inhalation Device
1. Connect your device to one (1) of the power source options by plugging one end of the power cord into the back of the inhalation device and the other end into the power source.
If using the AC wall plug, make sure to plug the output cable into the device before plugging adapter into the power source.
If using the rechargeable battery, make sure it is not also plugged into the AC wall plug.
2. To turn on the device, press and hold the ON/OFF button for approximately three (3) seconds. When you hear a short beep and the yellow status light is illuminated, release the ON/OFF button. Remember to press the center of the ON/OFF button when powering the device on or off.
When the power is on, the display screen will show the last number of breaths programmed and a yellow light will appear next to the screen.
Make sure the number matches the prescribed number of breaths for that treatment session. If it does not match, see the next page for instructions on setting the number of breaths in a treatment session.
Setting the Number of Breaths in a Treatment Session
You will inhale TYVASO during four (4) treatment sessions each day. During each treatment session, you will take a series of breaths through the mouthpiece of the TYVASO Inhalation System.
Your doctor will prescribe the number of breaths you should inhale in each treatment session.
You should record the number of breaths in your Treatment Tracker.
1. Make sure the device is powered off. To power off the device, press and hold the ON/OFF button for three (3) seconds. When you hear a short beep and the display screen turns off, release the ON/ OFF button.
To set the number of breaths, press and hold both the START/STOP and ON/OFF buttons at the same time until the display flashes and the device emits three (3) short beeps.
The flashing display indicates the inhalation device is in breath programming mode. You cannot begin a treatment while the display is flashing.
2. To increase the number of breaths press the + (ON/OFF) button.
To decrease the number of breaths press the – (START/STOP) button.
Remember to press in the center of the buttons.
3. Once you have entered your prescribed number of breaths, remove your hands from the device and wait approximately 15 seconds.
After approximately 15 seconds, the display will stop flashing and the device will emit three (3) short beeps, indicating that it has saved the new number of breaths. The new number of breaths will appear on the display.
Make sure the number of breaths on the display matches the number of breaths in your prescription. If the numbers do not match, repeat steps 1-3.
Inhaling Your Medicine, TYVASO® (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution
You will inhale TYVASO during four (4) treatment sessions each day. During each treatment session, you will take a series of breaths through the mouthpiece of the TYVASO Inhalation System.
When breathing each TYVASO treatment, be sure to keep the device level, directing the flow of medicine into the throat and not toward the roof of the mouth.
Seal your lips around the mouthpiece to ensure that you can inhale the full amount of TYVASO after it is produced by the device. Inhalation:
Each breath should last approximately three (3) seconds, breathing “normal full breaths.” Do not hold your breath. Exhale normally and prepare for the next breath.
1. Hold the device upright as shown below. Make sure you can see the display screen and lights clearly and that your hands do not cover the display screen or lights while holding device. If the inhalation piece or mouthpiece block your view of the display screen or lights, move the inhalation piece so you can best see them.
2. Perform steps A-G to complete one (1) treatment session.
Follow the instructions exactly to make sure you receive the correct medication dose.
A. Press the START/STOP button to begin treatment.
B. The status light turns green and the device emits two (2) short beeps.
C. While the device emits one (1) long beep, exhale completely.
D. After the device emits a short beep and while the inhalation indicator light is flashing green, place your lips securely around the mouthpiece and inhale slowly for the duration of the beep (at least three (3) seconds). Exhale normally, mark a circle in the Treatment Tracker and prepare for the next breath.
E. Repeat steps B through D for the number of prescribed breaths and until the display counts down to “00”.
F. After the final breath, the display screen will show “00” then “En,” indicating the treatment session is complete. Check the number of breaths you inhaled on the Treatment Tracker.
G. To turn off the device, press and hold the ON/OFF button for three (3) seconds and then release. If the device is left in “En” mode for more than 60 seconds, it will turn off automatically.
3. To pause the treatment between breaths, press the START/STOP button. The display screen will show “PA.”
To resume treatment, press START/ STOP again. “PA” will disappear and the display screen will show the number of breaths remaining.
If the device is disconnected from its power source for any reason (for example, a power failure), reconnect the device to a power source. Follow the instructions on page 13 to turn on the device. The display will show how many breaths are left in that treatment session. Press the START/STOP button to continue your treatment session.
Storing the TYVASO Inhalation System Between Treatment Sessions
If you have more treatment sessions left in the day, perform the following steps.
If you have completed your last treatment session of the day, skip to Cleaning and Maintenance of the TYVASO Inhalation System (see page 24).
Be sure to pack all parts, including a backup power supply, in the carry case whenever transporting your device.
1. Disconnect the device from its power source.
2. Remove both filter shells.
Do NOT remove the filter membranes from filter shells until after the last treatment session of the day.
3. Remove the mouthpiece.
4. Remove the inhalation piece.
5. Leave the dome assembly and medicine cup (with the medicine still in it) connected to the device.
6. Insert a plug into each of the open holes on the dome assembly to prevent the medicine from spilling out.
7. The inhalation device with the plugged dome assembly and all the accessories can be stored in the carrying case between treatment sessions.
Cleaning and Maintenance of the TYVASO Inhalation Sys tem
End of Day Cleaning of the Accessories
1. Disconnect the device from the power source.
2. Remove both filter shells.
3. Open the filter shells by twisting in opposite directions.
Remove and discard the used filter membranes.
4. Remove the mouthpiece.
5. Remove the inhalation piece.
6. Remove the dome assembly by turning it counter-clockwise (to the left). The medicine cup should stay attached to the dome assembly.
7. Remove the medicine cup by gently squeezing on the sides where it is attached to the dome assembly. Empty the medicine cup into a sink or waste basket, then discard the medicine cup.
Be careful not to spill the medicine when removing or discarding the medicine cup.
8. Empty the distilled water from the chamber and let the inhalation device air dry upside down. You can wipe the chamber with a soft cloth or paper towel to collect water.
9. Clean the accessories (pictured below) by hand in mild, soapy, warm water, then rinse them thoroughly with water. Allow accessories to air dry.
10. Once all the items are dry, the filter shells, inhalation piece, mouthpiece, dome assembly, and inhalation device can be stored in the carrying case until the next day's treatment sessions.
- Once a week, use a clean cloth to wipe the interior of the inhalation device chamber, be sure to wipe the disc in the bottom of the device. You may wipe the exterior of the device with a damp cloth if the lights or buttons become difficult to see. Proper cleaning will help to avoid corrosion and leaks and keep your device working properly.
Monthly Refill Kit
- Once a month, you will receive a refill kit that will come with a new set of accessories from your specialty pharmacy provider. Inspect the shipment to be sure all parts are included (see page 7). Once the new kit has arrived, discard the used dome assembly, inhalation piece, mouthpiece, and two (2) filter shells. Do not recycle the used accessories.
- The inhalation device should be replaced every two (2) years from your first day of use. Replacement inhalation devices will be supplied by your specialty pharmacy provider.
Charging Your TYVASO Inhalation System
The rechargeable battery is supplied with its own instructions for use. Refer to these instructions for more information.
- Your TYVASO Inhalation System is supplied with a portable, rechargeable battery. Do NOT use other batteries.
- Your battery can only be charged by using one (1) of the AC wall plugs that comes with your inhalation device.
- To check the battery's voltage level, press and hold the blue button on the front of the battery. You can only check the battery's voltage level when the battery is not plugged into a power source.
The light below the button will turn on and indicate the battery's voltage level. A red light indicates the battery needs to be charged. A green light indicates the battery is ready to operate the device.
- To charge the battery, connect the AC wall plug to the battery pack and plug the AC wall plug into an outlet.
A yellow light on the front of the battery will turn on, indicating that the battery is charging.
- Your battery may take up to 40 hours to fully charge. It is not possible to use the TYVASO Inhalation System with the battery while it is recharging.
A fully charged battery will typically last up to 200 inhalations. A battery charged for one (1) night (about 10 hours) will typically last up to one (1) day of therapy (about 40 inhalations).
- You should connect the charged battery to the TYVASO Inhalation System only for your treatment. When using the battery pack to power the device, make sure the battery is not plugged into a power source.
- After your treatment session is complete, remove the power plug of the battery from the device.
- Charge the battery whenever you are not using it to power the inhalation device.
- Always have your AC wall plug or 12V DC adapter available for backup, in case the battery is not charged.
Troubles hooting the TYVASO Inhalation System
|Problem||Possible causes||Corrective actions|
|Low battery (LB)||
|Low hydrogen (LH)||
|No medicine comes out of the device during a treatment session||
|Multiple medicine cups attached to the dome assembly||
|Difficult to breathe in medicine through the mouthpiece||
|No “click” was heard when attaching the dome assembly||
|Loss of power during treatment||
|Size||98 x 66 x 105 mm|
|Weight, inhalation device||280 g (9.9 ounces)|
|AC wall plug|
|Types of power supply||12V DC adapter|
|Power input||12V DC, 1.5A maximum|
|Operating power consumption||18 Watt maximum|
|Ultrasonic frequency||2.4 MHz (nominal)|
|Nebulizationrate||0.50 - 0.55 mg/min (0.9% Saline)|
|Medicine cup capacity||6 inL, nominal|
|Contact fluid chamber capacity||45 mL, nominal|
|Electric protection class||II Type B|
|Storage temperature/humidity||-5 to 40°C/20-80% relative humidity|
|Operating temperature/humidity||15 to 25°C/40-75% relative humidity|
|Packaging Dimensions (Approximate Length × Width × Height)|
|Patient Starter Kit (PSK)||12.2“ x 14.3” x 16.0”|
|Monthly Refill Kit (MRK)||9.9” x 6.1” x 16.1”|
|Institutional Starter Kit (ISK)||12.2” x 14.3” x 16.0”|
|TYVASO Mass and Particle Specifications for 9 breaths|
|Mass Median Aerosol Diameter (MMAD)||mean = 2.0 μm SD = 0.3|
|Total Emitted Dose per Breath†||mean = 6.0 μg SD = 0.4|
|Total Aerosol Mass*||mean = 58 μg SD = 5.9|
|Total Respirable Dose*||mean = 44.6 μg SD = 3.5|
|Respirable Fraction*||mean = 73% SD = 5%|
|Geometric Standard Deviation (GSD)*||mean = 2.6 μm SD = 0.4|
|*n=108 data points from r=3 inhalation devices. Each data
point was 9 breaths.
†n=216 data points from r=6 inhalation devices. Each data point was 1 breath.
|ON-IOOZ||12V DC adapter|
|ON-IOON-US||AC wall plug|
|ON-10 2/1/C||Medicine cup, Quantity-16|
|TD-10 3/C||Dome assembly with baffle plate|
|TD-118||Water level cup|
|TD-155||Distilled water carrier|
|Note: Part number subject to change.|
Accessories : Parts of the TYVASO Inhalation System. See pages 6 and 7.
Ampule: A sealed, lightweight clear plastic vial containing a 1-day supply of TYVASO (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution.
Control light for inhalation: A green LED on the top surface of the inhalation device that signals when you should inhale.
Baffle plate: A blue plastic piece that is inside the dome assembly. The baffle plate helps turn TYVASO into particles that are the correct size to inhale.
Black ring: A round seal that fits on the bottom of the dome assembly. The seal helps ensure that TYVASO does not mix with the distilled water in the device chamber.
Display screen: A small area on the inhalation device that displays number and letter prompts to guide you through your treatment sessions.
Distilled water: Water that is highly purified so that it contains only essential elements.
Domeassembly: The plastic accessory that contains the baffle plate and connects the mouthpiece, inhalation piece, and filter shells to the base of the inhalation device.
Filter membrane: The white pad that goes into the filter shells.
Filter shells : Plastic accessories that hold the filter membranes.
Inhalation piece: The plastic accessory that connects the mouthpiece with the dome assembly.
Inhalation device: The base of the TYVASO Inhalation System to which the accessories connect. The inhalation device contains the display screen and lights.
Inhale: How you will breathe in TYVASO with the TYVASO Inhalation System.
Medicine cup: The disposable plastic cone-shaped cup into which TYVASO is poured. The medicine cup fits inside the inhalation device chamber.
Mouthpiece: The plastic part that you will breathe through (using your mouth) to inhale TYVASO.
ON/OFF button: A manually activated control on the front of the device that switches between fully on and fully off power states.
Plugs : Plastic accessories that are inserted into the openings of the dome assembly between treatment sessions. Plugs help keep TYVASO from spilling if the inhalation device tips over.
Prompts : The audio and visual signals that help guide you through the treatment sessions.
Sensor: The silver object on the inside wall of the device chamber. The sensor must be covered with distilled water for the TYVASO Inhalation System to function properly.
Status light: A multicolored LED on the front of the inhalation device that indicates the device's operational status.
Start/Stop treatment button: A manually activated control on the front of the device that begins or pauses treatment.
Specialty pharmacy provider: A pharmacy that carries only specialized medicines and medical devices. Your specialty pharmacy provider is a good source of information about TYVASO and the TYVASO Inhalation System.
Treatmentsession: One (1) of four (4) daily sessions during which you will take TYVASO with a specific number of inhalations.
TYVASO: The prescription medicine that you will use with the TYVASO Inhalation System.
Water chamber: The white hollow portion in the center of the inhalation device into which distilled water and the medicine cup are placed.
Your TYVASO Inhalation System is granted a full replacement or repair warranty good for two (2) years from your date of receipt of the TYVASO Inhalation System Starter Kit or five (5) years from the date of manufacture, whichever comes first. This warranty applies to the TYVASO Inhalation System device only. Accessory components are not covered under warranty.
Circumstances that may void your warranty include:
- Modification or disassembly of the TYVASO Inhalation System device by anyone other than a factory-authorized technician
- Failure to comply with the written Instructions for Use manual when operating the TYVASO Inhalation System
- Unapproved use of the TYVASO Inhalation System
For all inquiries relating to service or warranty for your TYVASO Inhalation System, contact your specialty pharmacy provider. You should have the following information available:
- Device serial number (located on bottom of TYVASO Inhalation System)
- Date TYVASO Inhalation System was acquired
- Nature of the problem and any steps taken to fix it
Graphics in IFU are for representation only. Images may not be shown to scale
Instructions for Use
TYVASO Inhalation Solution is for prescription use only.
TYVASO is a registered trademark of United Therapeutics Corporation.
Literature issued August, 2014
For further questions and information, or to report an adverse reaction, pleas e call 1-877- UNITHER (1-877-864-8437).
Emergency contact information
Nurse educator: ______________________________
Specialty pharmacist: __________________________
United Therapeutics: ___________________________
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/21/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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