How to Take Treprostinil and Dose of Treprostinil


Find out how to take Treprostinil (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Treprostinil


How it should be taken  

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or under the skin.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

SC/IV: Initial dose: 1.25 mg/kg/min; reduce to 0.625 mg/kg/min if initial dose is not tolerated.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.
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Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a synthetic analogue of prostacyclin, prescribed for pulmonary atrial hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs). It relaxes the blood vessels and thereby allows easy blood flow.  

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, bleeding problems, low blood pressure, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (15 to 25C).
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