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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
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 60 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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
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.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
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Pulmonary hypertension - myDr.com.au
Pulmonary hypertension is a condition where the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries (vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs) is higher than normal, putting a strain on the right side of the heart.
Read more on myDr website