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iloprost (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking iloprost inhalation (Ventavis)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have.

You may need a lower dose or special monitoring during therapy with iloprost inhalation.

Iloprost is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether iloprost will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Iloprost passes into breast milk in small amounts and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take iloprost without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use 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 it with other types of nebulizers. If you do not understand the instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Iloprost inhalation may cause a lowering of 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.

Store iloprost inhalation at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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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