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Tyvaso Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is treprostinil inhalation (Tyvaso)?
- What are the possible side effects of treprostinil inhalation (Tyvaso)?
- What is the most important information I should know about treprostinil inhalation (Tyvaso)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using treprostinil inhalation (Tyvaso)?
- How is treprostinil inhalation given (Tyvaso)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tyvaso)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tyvaso)?
- What should I avoid while using treprostinil inhalation (Tyvaso)?
- What other drugs will affect treprostinil inhalation (Tyvaso)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tyvaso)?
Call your doctor for instructions.
What happens if I overdose (Tyvaso)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include flushing (warmth, redness or tingling), headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using treprostinil inhalation (Tyvaso)?
Avoid getting treprostinil in your eyes or on your skin. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Do not swallow treprostinil inhalation. The medication should be inhaled using only the Tyvaso inhalation system.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect treprostinil inhalation (Tyvaso)?
Before using treprostinil, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- gemfibrozil (Lopid);
- delavirdine (Rescriptor);
- nicardipine (Cardene);
- pioglitazone (Actos, ActoPlus Met, Duetact);
- tolbutamide (Orinase);
- an antibiotic such as rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate) or rifapentine (Priftin);
- antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- blood pressure medication;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
- a diuretic (water pill);
- medication to treat congestive heart failure, such as hydralazine (Apresoline, BiDil), nesiritide (Natrecor), nitroglycerin, or nitroprusside (Nitropress);
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as flurbiprofen (Ansaid), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), or piroxicam (Feldene);
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin) fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), phenobarbital (Solfoton), primidone (Mysoline), or secobarbital (Seconal);or
- sulfa drugs such as sulfisoxazole (Bactrim, Cotrim, Gantanol, Gantrisin, Septra), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with treprostinil. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about treprostinil inhalation.
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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