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Treprostinil Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(tre PROST in il)

U.S. Brand Names

Remodulin®; Tyvaso™

Canadian Brand Names

Remodulin®

Pharmacologic Category

Prostacyclin; Prostaglandin; Vasodilator

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to treprostinil or any other part of the medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Treprostinil relaxes blood vessels.

• It improves symptoms.

How is it best taken?

Injection:

• This medicine is given into the vein or the fatty part of the skin constantly.

• Your healthcare provider may teach you how to give the shot.

• Wash hands before and after use.

• Throw away needles in needle/sharp disposal box and return box to healthcare provider when full.

Oral inhalation:

• Follow directions given by healthcare provider.

• For inhaling into the lungs only using the Tyvaso™ inhalation system.

• Check inhaler use with healthcare provider at each visit. Read and follow all instructions provided with inhaler. Using the inhaler the right way is very important.

• After each treatment, get rid of any medicine that is left in the chamber.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Call healthcare provider for appointment.

• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

Injection:

• Store at room temperature.

• Throw away any unused portion of opened vial after 1 month.

• Throw away any unused portion of prepared solution after 2 days.

Inhalation:

• Store solution in foil pouch at room temperature.

• Protect from light.

• Throw away any unused portion of opened pouch after 7 days.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2006-10-13 16:08:33.0

Modified: 2010-03-22 14:03:14.0

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