Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of taking this medication. Bosentan can have serious side effects. For patients to receive this medication, all doctors, pharmacists, and patients must agree to, understand, and carefully follow the requirements of the Bosentan Shared System REMS Program. These requirements apply in the United States. If you live in Canada or any other country, consult your doctor and pharmacist for your country's regulations.
Bosentan may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver damage. Rarely, liver problems have happened in people after stopping treatment with bosentan. Your doctor will perform liver function tests before you start treatment and once a month during treatment. Tell your doctor right away if you notice nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, or dark urine.
Bosentan must not be used during pregnancy because it may cause serious harm (such as birth defects) in an unborn baby. Women of childbearing age must have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medication and monthly during treatment. To prevent pregnancy, use at least two reliable forms of birth control as directed by your doctor while taking bosentan and for at least one month after stopping bosentan. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. (See also Precautions section.
Bosentan is used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension). This condition is thought to be caused by increased levels of a certain natural substance (endothelin-1). This medication blocks the effects of endothelin-1, which helps lower blood pressure in the lungs, slow the worsening of symptoms from the disease, and improve your ability to exercise.
How to use Bosentan Tablet For Suspension
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily (in the morning and evening). If half tablets are needed for your dose, break the tablets along the score line. Do not break the tablets into quarters. Put the tablet(s) in a small amount of water to dissolve. Once dissolved, drink all the mixture right away. Unused half tablets may be stored back in the opened blister for up to 7 days.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.
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