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Ambrisentan

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

In addition to its intended effect, Ambrisentan may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache
Nasopharyngitis
Flushing (sense of warmth in the face
ears
neck and trunk)
Dyspepsia
Muscle pain
Pain in extremity.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Tadalafil can lower blood pressure, and combining it with alcohol may further increase this effect.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Endobloc t kit is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Endobloc t kit is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate renal disease. Not advisable in patients with the severe renal disease.
Does this affect liver function?
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate liver disease. Dose adjustment is required in patients with severe liver disease.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Ambrisentan as ingredient
Zydus Cadila
Zydus Cadila
MSN Laboratories
MSN Laboratories
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

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