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Balancing your Orenitram treatment with proper nutrition
If you’ve been prescribed Orenitram, it’s important to remember that your medication should be taken with food, such as a meal or snack, because the absorption of Orenitram is affected by the food you eat. You should talk to your healthcare team about which food combinations may work for you.
You can use these nutrition tools to help you plan your meals and snacks. Keep notes about what foods you eat and how you feel after trying different food combinations, and share them with your healthcare team.
See example meal options
To view meal options, select the type of meal and ingredients that appeal to you.
See example snack options
Orenitram is often taken with a snack between meals. Think about what times you may need to take your medication with a snack, and ask yourself, “Where will I be?”; “Will I be on the go?”; and “Will I need something packable?” Use this tool to find ideas based on your taste and travel needs, as well as some additional drinks and snacks that can help keep things interesting.
Orenitram Nutrition Guide
Develop your own nutrition plan using ideas and tips from this downloadable guide.
Foods to look for and those to avoid
If you’ve been diagnosed with PAH, there are certain foods you’ll want to eat or stay away from when you’re trying to make healthy choices in your diet. For more information on diet and nutrition for PAH patients, visit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
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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.