What type of drug is Ventavis?

What type of drug is Ventavis?

What type of drug is Ventavis?

Ventavis is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Ventavis may be used alone or with other medications. Ventavis belongs to a class of drugs called PAH, Prostacyclin Analogs. It is not known if Ventavis is safe and effective in children.

What is Ventavis used for?

This medication is used to treat a type of high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension). Iloprost helps to increase your ability to exercise and improves symptoms such as shortness of breath and tiredness.

How do you Nebulize iloprost?

Iloprost inhalation solution is breathed in (inhaled) through the mouth and into the lungs. It should be used when you wake up and before any physical activity, but not more than once every 2 hours. The iloprost inhalation solution (Ventavis®) is used with a nebulizer that is connected to an air compressor.

How do you administer Ventavis?

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Ventavis should be taken 6 to 9 times per day (no more than once every 2 hours) during waking hours, according to individual need and tolerability. The maximum daily dose evaluated in clinical studies was 45 mcg (5 mcg 9 times per day).

How do you use Ventavis?

Ventavis is usually given 6 to 9 times per day. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions very carefully. Your doses should not be spaced less than 2 hours apart, even if you feel like the effects of the medicine have worn off in less than 2 hours. Each ampule (bottle) is for one use only.

How much does Ventavis cost?

The cost for Ventavis inhalation solution (10 mcg/mL) is around $4,265 for a supply of 30 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. Ventavis is available as a brand name drug only, a generic version is not yet available.

What type of drug is iloprost?

Iloprost is in a class of medications called vasodilators. It works by relaxing the blood vessels, including those in the lungs.

How do I give iloprost infusion?

Iloprost may be given through an infusion (drip) into your arm. This is usually continuous for ~6 hours a day for 3-5 days in a row in a hospital or in a clinic. It can sometimes be given continuously over 24 hours.

Who manufactures Ventavis?

Authorisation details

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder Bayer AG
Revision 29
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union 15/09/2003
Contact address Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1 51373 Leverkusen Germany