Ambrisentan is a medication used to treat pulmonary hypertension in patients of WHO class II or WHO class III. It is an endothelin receptor antagonist that blocks certain substances present in the lungs, which in turn helps decrease the blood pressure inside the lungs.
You should refrain from using Ambrisentan if have any liver problems or lung problems, are allergic to any medicine, are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should also consult your doctor before taking Ambrisentan if you have history of heart failure, anemia, fluid retention problem, alcohol dependency or taking any medicines or supplements.
There are very few reported side effects of Ambrisentan. These include stuffy nose, irritation in nose or throat and flushing. You should see a doctor as soon as possible if any of these persist for prolonged duration.
Ambrisentan is available only as tablets to be taken orally. You can have them with or without food but you should consult your doctor regarding the appropiate dosage.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.