Disposing of Your Medicine
Discarding medicine safely can prevent medicine misuse.
Medicines for pulmonary hypertension (PH) include tablets or capsules taken by mouth, continuous infusions given subcutaneously or intravenously (IV), and inhalations via nebulizer. It is very important that you do not run out of these medicines and do not miss any of your doses. Also, make sure all your doctors know you are on these medicines. Sometimes these medicines require special monitoring, interact with other medicines, or require advanced planning prior to procedures, tests, or imaging.
Once you’re diagnosed with PAH, you’ll work closely with your doctor to make a treatment plan that is made just for you. The plan will include taking medications on a regular basis.
There are several types of medications used to treat PAH.
Your PH doctor will determine which medicine(s) is best to treat your PH. Some of the medicines that may be used to treat PH are listed below. For more information about each medicine, click on the medicine name. This will take you to information from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
To learn more about the treatment for PH, visit the PHA website.
Contact your PH doctor if you are going to the hospital or if you are not sure if you should go to the hospital
If you are a Henry Ford Health System Patient and use a PH medicine by injection, it is important that you come to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. If you or your caregiver have to call 911, make sure that EMS knows to take you to HFH in Detroit. This is something your doctor should tell you when you begin the PH medicine by infusion.
Bring your PH medicine with you to the ER, hospital, and doctor appointments. If you use a medicine by infusion, bring your back up cassette with you.