User Reviews for Flolan

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Pulmonary Hypertension 2 reviews 18 medications
   
8.0
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Reviews for Flolan

Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Flolan (epoprostenol) for Pulmonary Hypertension: I was given Flolan after a major heart attack and bypass surgery. In the ICU for a month my vitals were failing and lung function continued to decrease. As a last resort Flolan was given (on a ventilator this entire month). Within 24 hrs my blood oxygen was near normal and I was soon off the ventilator. Without this medicine I would have surely died.

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December 1, 2011 8:48 AM
Review by ihavePH: User Rating:  
   
6.0

Flolan (epoprostenol) for Pulmonary Hypertension: Flolan is great as a cure alone, I felt the best while taking Flolan. Although sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. Flolan comes with a lot of problems. It is tedious and cumbersome, it is given intravenously over 24 hours and that in itself is a major disadvantage. It requires a pump that feeds the medicine all day all night. The pouches that contain the medicine must be replaced every night and a spare must be carried on the patient at all times. They must be kept on ice to retain the effectiveness of the medicine. Flolan also has a short shelf life requiring that every night you switch pouches you must mix the solution for another pouch by hand.

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April 12, 2011 6:56 AM
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