7 Medications for Pulmonary Hypertension


Unfortunately, there is still no known cure available for pulmonary hypertension, but research has been evolving and doctors and scientists have been discovering some new ways to approach the lung condition.

You might be interested in reading more about Uptravi (selexipag) as a treatment for PH.

According to the Mayo Clinic, here are some types of treatments or medications are available to help treat pulmonary hypertension.

1. Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators).


Pulmonary hypertension is a disease that narrows the blood vessels. Blood vessel dilators work to open narrowed blood vessels. Epoprostenol (Flolan) is one of the vasodilators most commonly prescribed. However, because the medication effect only lasts a few minutes, epoprostenol needs to be injected over and over again intravenously through a pump that PH patients 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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