Brand Names : Remodulin
Proper Use of This Medicine
or nurse will teach you how to prepare the medicine and use the pump for administering
the medicine. Treprostinil must be administered continuously by a portable
pump that is operated by a small computer. The medicine will be delivered
directly under your skin through a catheter.
The instructions for the use of the pump may vary depending on the particular
make and model of the pump. Your doctor or nurse will give you detailed instructions
on how to use and care for the particular pump and accessories that you will
use for administering your medicine.
Dosing - The dose of treprostinil will be different
for different patients and will be determined by your doctor. The amount of
medicine you take may have to be increased gradually by your doctor. It must
never be stopped suddenly. Follow your doctor's orders
or the directions on the label
. The following information includes
only the average doses of treprostinil. If your dose is
different, do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the concentration of the
medicine and the rate at which the infusion pump delivers the medicine.
For pulmonary arterial hypertension:
Adults - Initially, 1.25 nanograms per kilogram (kg) (0.6 nanogram
per pound) of body weight per minute. Your doctor may increase or decrease
your dose as necessary.
Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose - Treprostinil has to be administered
by a continuous intravenous infusion and it must never be stopped suddenly.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
If the medicine has particles in it or is discolored, it should be
Do not keep outdated medicine, or medicine no longer needed. Ask
your health care professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do
not use. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.