Epoprostenol


Brand Flolan, Veletri
Application of pulmonary artery hypertension treatmen

 

Pharmaceutical forms of apoprostenol

  • Injectable vial

 

 

Pharmacological information of apoprostenol

The correct amount and method of taking Epoprostenol

Contraindications to the use of apoprostenol

Taking apoprostenol during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of Epoprostenol on driving

Drug interaction of apoprostenol

Warning about Epoprostenol

Side effects of apoprostenol

Side effects of epoprostenol overdose (apoprostenol poisoning)

Storage conditions of Epoprostenol

 

 

Pharmacological information of apoprostenol

Apoprostenol is a prostaglandin (hormone-like substance that is naturally produced in the body).

Which helps control functions in the body such as blood pressure and muscle contractions. Epoprostenol is used to treat pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) and improve your ability to exercise.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Epoprostenol

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Epoprostenol varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Apoprostenol is injected intravenously.
  • Prepare your solution for injection only if it is ready for injection. Do not use the medicine if the color of the medicine solution changes or there are particles in it.
  • Even if you feel well, you should not stop taking apoprostenol suddenly, Sudden disconnection may make your condition worse.
  • Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.

 

Contraindications to the use of apoprostenol

  • Note the expiration date of apoprostenol And if the medicine in your hand has expired, do not take it.
  • Never give Epoprostenol to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with apoprostenol and if you are taking medication If it interferes with this medicine, talk to your doctor about using your medicine.

 

Taking apoprostenol during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of Epoprostenol on driving

Apoprostenol may make you dizzy, if you have these symptoms, avoid driving.

 

Drug interaction of apoprostenol

Drug interactions may alter the performance of drugs and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with apoprostenol include blood thinners such as warfarin, blood pressure medications, water medications, or diuretics.

 

Warning about Epoprostenol

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking apoprostenol:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver and kidney problems.
  • If you have cardiovascular disease.
  • If your lungs are dehydrated.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These drugs include all available drugs, Whether you are prescribed it or not without a doctor's prescription Such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of apoprostenol

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Flushing (heat, redness or burning sensation)
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache, jaw pain
  • Fast or slow heart rate
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Influenza symptoms
  • Feeling anxious or nervous
  • Allergic symptoms such as hives, flaky skin and shortness of breath: See a doctor right away.
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Epoprostenol.

 

Side effects of epoprostenol overdose (apoprostenol poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and has symptoms such as:
  • Severe fatigue and weakness, slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, fainting (weakness) in her, call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Epoprostenol

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • After mixing the medicine, you should use the solution for injection for a few hours or a few days. This allowable shelf life depends on the concentration of the mixture, the diluent used and whether you store the mixture at room temperature or in the refrigerator. it depends. Carefully read the instructions for mixing and storing your medicine, ask your pharmacist if you have any questions.
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