7 Medications to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

According to the Mayo Clinic, discover which type of treatments or medications are available to help treat pulmonary hypertension.

1. Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators)

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Pulmonary hypertension is a disease which narrows the blood vessels, so using blood vessel dilators as a treatment will help since they work to open narrowed blood vessels. Epoprostenol (Flolan) is one of the vasodilators for PH most commonly prescribed. However, as this is a medication whose effect only lasts a few minutes, epoprostenol needs to be injected over and over again via an IV through a pump which PH patients have to wear in a pack on their belt or shoulder. Like all medications, it has its side effects which include jaw pain, nausea, diarrhea, and leg cramps, among others.

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One comment

  1. Mary young says:

    When will there be clinical trials for ph group 3. We need meds too. Pah are living longer and longer with so many meds, but yet the trials are still all for group one. Why??

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