We have discussed most of the PH treatments in many topics throughout the forums. But, we wanted to make specific posts about each treatment. This is so that we only discuss this specific treatment here. We will do this for each treatment so you can easily access this information.
Today, we will discuss Tracleer (bosentan). Tracleer is an oral medication; It’s an Endothelin Receptor Antagonist (ERAs). ERAs prevent blood vessels from narrowing. It was FDA-approved in November 2001. Tracleer is usually taken twice per day, once in the morning and once at night.
Some common side effects are fluid retention, headache, flushing of the skin, joint pain, finding, an upper respiratory infection: nasal congestion, low blood count(anemia), and liver damage. Females who are within child0bearing age will need a monthly pregnancy test.
Tracleer does off a program to help assist with insurance approvals, and copay assistance, etc.
This is one oral med that I have not been on. Many were on this when I was diagnosed. It seems like it is not the common oral med that it was 19-15 years ago. Back then, a liver function test was needed each month, along with the pregnancy test. I hear that some of that has changed.
Do you or your loved ones have experience taking Tracleer? If so, what side effects that were not listed do you experience? What other tips can you offer others on taking Tracleer?
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