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Ventavis Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
- What are the possible side effects of iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
- What is the most important information I should know about iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
- How should I use iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ventavis)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ventavis)?
- What should I avoid while taking iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
- What other drugs will affect iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have.
- liver disease;
- heart disease;
- kidney disease;
- low blood pressure;
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
- asthma; or
- a chest cold or cough.
You may need a lower dose or special monitoring during therapy with iloprost inhalation.
Iloprost is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether iloprost will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Iloprost passes into breast milk in small amounts and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take iloprost without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
Use iloprost inhalation exactly as directed by your doctor. Iloprost inhalation should only be used with the Prodose AAD system. Do not use it with other types of nebulizers. If you do not understand the instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Iloprost inhalation may cause a lowering of blood pressure which can lead to dizziness or fainting. Stand up slowly when getting out of a chair or bed. If you experience fainting or if your dizziness gets worse contact your doctor.
Store iloprost inhalation at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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