- Basic Info
An agents for pulmonary hypertension - It is used to treat primary pulmonary hypertension
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Report any unusual or severe side effects promptly.
While you are receiving this medicine, you may be more susceptible to infection because of your intravenous catheter. Unfortunately, symptoms of infection can be similar to some of the side effects of this medicine, such as fever, chills or other 'flu- like' symptoms. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you experience any unusual symptoms. Inspect the area around your catheter frequently. Alert your doctor or health care professional if there is any unusual redness or pain.
Despite receiving this medicine, your condition may worsen and you may need your dose adjusted. Call your doctor or health care professional if your condition gets worse.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1- 800- FDA- 1088.
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store unopened vials of this medicine at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Store unopened vials of the sterile diluent at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
After mixing the injection solution, store in the refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F) for a total of 48 hours. The solution can be used at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F) for only 8 hours after having been in the refrigerator for up to 40 hours.
You may also use 2 frozen 6- oz gel packs in a cold pouch to cool the solution while it is infusing, but you must change the gel pack every 12 hours. If you use the cold packs, the solutions can be infused for up to 24 hours, after having been in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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.