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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 using 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)?
To make sure you can safely use iloprost, tell your doctor if you have other medical conditions, especially:
- liver disease;
- heart disease;
- kidney disease;
- low blood pressure;
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
- asthma; or
- a chest cold or cough.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether iloprost will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether iloprost passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using iloprost.
How should I use iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Iloprost inhalation is usually given 6 to 9 times per day. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doses should not be spaced less than 2 hours apart, even if you feel like the effects of the medicine have worn off in less than 2 hours.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose or daily dosing schedule to make sure you get the best results.
Iloprost is an inhaled medicine that should be used only with the I-neb ADD System, or the Prodose AAD System. Do not use iloprost inhalation with any other type of nebulizers.
You will be shown how to use your nebulizer at home. Your nebulizer system comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use, and for cleaning and care. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Each single-use ampule (bottle) of this medicine is for one use only. Throw away after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it after empyting the entire contents into your nebulizer.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Ventavis Information
- Ventavis Drug Interactions Center: iloprost inhl
- Ventavis Side Effects Center
- Ventavis Overview including Precautions
- Ventavis FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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