Opsumit is used to treat high blood pressure in lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension). It is an endothelin receptor blocker.
It blocks certain substances in lungs and thus helps in relaxing the vessels in the lungs and brings back the pressure to normal range. Opsumit is available in tablet form and only with your doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
If you are about to start Opsumit, speak with your doctor about what you need to know.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
It does not cause any different side effects from adults. However, safety and efficacy have not been established.
This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults.
It is a category X drug. It is not safe to use in pregnancy. It causes harm to an unborn baby and can result in the loss of an unborn baby.
There are no adequate studies which prove that Macitentan passes into breast milk. It is not safe to use it while breastfeeding. If you are using Macitentan while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.
Macitentan may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He may want to change the dosage or drug. Some of them are listed below:
This is not a complete list of drugs.
Other Medical Problems
Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness.
Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as:
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