Iloprost Side Effects
Some side effects of iloprost may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to iloprost: inhalation solution
Along with its needed effects, iloprost may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking iloprost:Incidence not known
- Black, tarry stools
- chest pain
- difficult or labored breathing
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- extreme fatigue
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- hives or rash
- irregular breathing
- noisy breathing
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, fingers, feet, or lower legs
- tightness in the chest
- troubled breathing or swallowing
- unusual bleeding or bruising
Some side effects of iloprost may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- Back pain
- cough increased
- coughing or spitting up blood
- difficulty opening the mouth
- feeling of warmth
- redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
- trouble sleeping
- Change in taste
- mouth irritation
- tongue irritation or pain
- stuffy nose
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to iloprost: inhalation solution
Cardiovascular side effects have included congestive heart failure, chest pain, supraventricular tachycardia, peripheral edema, vasodilation (flushing), hypotension, palpitations and syncope.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting. Postmarketing experience has included diarrhea.
Hepatic side effects have included increased GGT (gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase) and alkaline phosphatase levels.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included muscle cramps, back pain, tongue pain and trismus.
Nervous system side effects have included headache, dizziness and insomnia.
Renal side effects have included kidney failure.
Respiratory side effects have included hemoptysis, pneumonia, dyspnea and increased cough. Postmarketing experience has included cases of bronchospasm and wheezing, particularly in susceptible patients with hyperreactive airways.
General side effects have included flu syndrome. Postmarketing reports have included mouth and tongue irritation and dysgeusia.
Other side effects have included cases of epistaxis and gingival bleeding which have been reported within one month of starting iloprost treatment.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included postmarketing reports of hypersensitivity and rash.
Dermatologic side effects have included postmarketing reports of rash.
Hematologic side effects have included postmarketing reports of thrombocytopenia.
More iloprost resources
- iloprost MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- iloprost Inhalation, oral/nebulization Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Iloprost Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)
- Iloprost Monograph (AHFS DI)
- Ventavis Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Ventavis Consumer Overview
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