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VENTAVIS Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing



VENTAVIS is the brand name for iloprost and is available as an inhalation solution.

What dosages is VENTAVIS available in?

What dosages is VENTAVIS available in?

VENTAVIS is available as a 1 mL ampules in two concentrations: 10 mcg/mL and 20 mcg/mL.

What is VENTAVIS used for?

What is VENTAVIS used for?

VENTAVIS is a prostacyclin and is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

How does VENTAVIS work?

How does VENTAVIS work?

VENTAVIS is a lab-made medication that works similarly to the prostacyclin chemical that your body naturally makes. When it’s inhaled through the mouth, VENTAVIS helps to relax the blood vessels in the lungs, which allows more blood to flow through. As a result, the medication helps your body get more oxygen. This helps you breathe and exercise easier.

How do I take VENTAVIS?

How do I take VENTAVIS?

VENTAVIS comes in ampules. Each ampule contains 10 mcg or 20 mcg of iloprost. With the I-neb AAD system, a 10 mcg ampule can deliver 2.5 mcg or 5 mcg of iloprost for each treatment session, and a 20 mcg ampule can deliver 5 mcg of iloprost for each treatment session. The typical starting dose is 2.5 mcg inhaled by mouth 6 to 9 times daily, about 2 hours apart. Your provider might raise your dose to 5 mcg inhaled 6 to 9 times daily (no more than once every 2 hours), depending on how well you tolerate the medication. The maximum total dose is 45 mcg daily (5 mcg inhaled 9 times daily).

Is it safe for me to take VENTAVIS?

Is it safe for me to take VENTAVIS?

VENTAVIS is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

VENTAVIS Common Side Effects

VENTAVIS Common Side Effects

Common side effects of VENTAVIS:

  • More coughing
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Flu symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Lockjaw
VENTAVIS Serious Side Effects

VENTAVIS Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with VENTAVIS. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Bronchospasm (sudden breathing problems): tightening of the throat, tightness in the chest, trouble breathing, wheezing, cough
  • Chest pain
  • Extremely low blood pressure: dizziness, fainting
  • Symptoms of heart failure: shortness of breath, swelling in the legs and belly
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VENTAVIS

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VENTAVIS

The following medications may interact with VENTAVIS:

  • VENTAVIS has the potential to increase the hypotensive effect of vasodilators and antihypertensive agents
  • There is a potential for increased risk of bleeding, particularly in patients maintained on anticoagulants
Who makes VENTAVIS?

Who makes VENTAVIS?

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Is VENTAVIS safe in pregnancy?

Is VENTAVIS safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if VENTAVIS can harm your unborn baby.
VENTAVIS should only be used during pregnancy if the benefit to you is worth the possible risk to
your baby.


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