Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Ventavis
Generic Name: iloprost (Pronunciation: ill O prost)
What is iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
Iloprost is an synthetic prostacyclin. It works by opening blood vessels in the lungs.
Iloprost is used as an inhalant to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Iloprost inhalation may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
Serious side effects from iloprost inhalation are not likely to occur. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat, swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may also occur. Continue to use iloprost inhalation and talk to your doctor if you experience
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?
Use iloprost inhalation exactly as directed by your doctor. Iloprost inhalation should only be used with the Prodose AAD system. Do not use iloprost inhalation with other types of nebulizers. If you do not understand your instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Iloprost inhalation may lower blood pressure which can lead to dizziness or fainting. Stand up slowly when getting out of a chair or bed. If you experience fainting or if your dizziness gets worse contact your doctor.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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