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
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking iloprost: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
feeling like you might pass out;
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
coughing up blood;
unusual bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums);
fever, chills, cough with yellow or green mucus;
chest tightness, stabbing chest pain, wheezing, feeling short of breath; or
anxiety, sweating, pale skin, severe shortness of breath, wheezing, gasping for breath, cough with foamy mucus, chest pain, fast or uneven heart rate.
Less serious side effects of iloprost may include:
flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
muscle cramps, back pain;
sleep problems (insomnia);
tongue pain, jaw tightness or pain, trouble chewing or speaking; or
altered sense of taste.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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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