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Generic: epoprostenol
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It is used to treat primary pulmonary hypertension.
               



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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:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • chills or sweating
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever
  • pain at site where injected
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • slow, fast, or irregular heart beat
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • flushing
  • headache
  • jaw pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • nervousness, anxiety, or agitation

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.

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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