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Brand name: Adempas TM

Active ingredients: riociguat

What it is used for

Pulmonary arterial hypertension: Adempas, as monotherapy or in combination with approved PAH treatments (endothelin receptor antagonists or inhaled or subcutaneous prostanoids), is indicated for the treatment of: idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue diseases or pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease in adult patients with WHO functional Class II, lll or IV symptoms,Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: Adempas is indicated for the treatment of: Persistent or recurrent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) after surgical treatment or inoperable CTEPH in adult patients with WHO functional Class II, lll 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
  • Store in Original Container
  • Lifetime is 36 Months.

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

Visual appearance

White, round, biconvex tablets marked with the Bayer cross on one side and 0.5 and an 'R' on the other side.

Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient riociguat

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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