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Brand name: Opsumit TM

Active ingredients: macitentan

What it is used for

OPSUMIT, as monotherapy or in combination with approved PAH treatments (phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors or inhaled prostanoids), is indicated for the treatment of: idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue disease pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease with repaired shunts in patients with WHO Functional class II, III or IV symptoms

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Lifetime is 60 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

The drug product is supplied as a white to off white, biconvex, round, film-coated tablet debossed with 10 on both sides.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient macitentan

This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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