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Support from the start
If you and your healthcare provider decide that Orenitram is right for you, support will be available from the very beginning and throughout your treatment. A Specialty Pharmacy (SP) will provide you with a starter kit that will include all the tools and information you need to begin treatment.
What happens after you're prescribed Orenitram?
The Access Solutions and Support Team (ASSIST) will contact you by telephone to verify your insurance information, review the next steps, and if you are eligible, discuss the available financial assistance programs. It is important to answer or return the call.
ASSIST will then forward your prescription, insurance information, and financial program eligibility to the SP best suited to provide you with Orenitram. The SP does more than a typical pharmacy and will work with your healthcare team to coordinate various aspects of your treatment, including delivering your medication.
The SP will review your current insurance information. If they need more information, someone from the SP may call you. It is important to answer or return these calls to provide the necessary information to ensure you get the support you need.
The SP will contact you to schedule a day to start your treatment and answer any questions. A nurse will visit your home to provide instructions on taking your Orenitram medication. If you have additional questions about your training or would like a refresher, you can call your SP and schedule an additional home visit.
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Do not take Orenitram if you have severe liver problems.
Before you take Orenitram, tell your healthcare provider if you:
- Have liver problems, diverticulosis, or any other medical conditions
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Orenitram will harm your unborn baby or if Orenitram passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Orenitram or breastfeed. You should not do both
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Orenitram and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. Do not start or stop any new medicine until you check with your healthcare provider. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take another medicine that contains the same ingredient, treprostinil. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and the dose you take to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
Do not change your dose or suddenly stop taking Orenitram without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Orenitram suddenly may cause worsening of your PAH symptoms. If you miss two or more doses of Orenitram, call your healthcare provider. If you take too much Orenitram, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
If Orenitram tablets are not taken whole, they may release too much medicine at one time. This can lead to side effects. Do not split, chew, crush, or break your Orenitram tablets. Do not take Orenitram tablets that are damaged or broken. Take Orenitram with food.
Orenitram can cause serious side effects, including an increased risk of bleeding. This risk could be increased if you are taking blood thinners such as warfarin.
The most common side effects of Orenitram include headache, diarrhea, nausea and flushing. These are not all of the possible side effects of Orenitram. Tell your doctor about any side effects that bother you, get worse over time, or do not go away.
Orenitram is a prescription medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Orenitram may improve your ability to exercise. It is not known if Orenitram is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information for Orenitram.
For additional information about Orenitram, call 1-877-UNITHER (1-877-864-8437).
This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended as treatment advice. Consult your healthcare provider for treatment advice.