7 Medications to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare lung disease characterized by increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. Unfortunately, there is still no known cure available to end PH, but research has been evolving and doctors and scientists have been discovering some new ways to approach the lung condition.

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Even though there is still no known cure, there are several treatment options available to ease the symptoms. According to the Mayo Clinic, discover which type of treatments or medications are available to help treat pulmonary hypertension.

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1. Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators)

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Pulmonary hypertension is a disease that narrows the blood vessels, so using blood vessel dilators as a treatment will help because they work to open narrowed blood vessels. Epoprostenol (Flolan) is one of the vasodilators for PH most commonly prescribed. However, because the medication 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.

Read more about using vasodilators to treat idiopathic PAH.

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