Brand Names : Remodulin
- Antihypertensive (pulmonary)
belongs to a group of agents called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins occur naturally
in the body and are involved in many biological functions. Treprostinil is
used to treat the symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension, or the high
blood pressure that occurs in the main artery that carries blood from the
right side of the heart (the ventricle) to the lungs. When the smaller blood
vessels in the lungs become more resistant to blood flow, the right ventricle
must work harder to pump enough blood through the lungs. Treprostinil works
by relaxing blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood to the lungs,
reducing the workload of the heart.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form(s):
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.