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How to Take Orenitram

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Like other medicines you may be taking, Orenitram is an oral tablet. Orenitram is taken with food, usually 3 times daily (every 8 hours).*

Since PAH is a progressive disease, your treatment needs may change over time. With Orenitram, you may not have to start a new medication. Your healthcare provider can continue to increase or change your dose to meet your needs so you may be able to stay with Orenitram for the long term to help control your PAH.

Orenitram is available in 5 tablet strengths, making it easier for your healthcare provider to adjust your dose.

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In a clinical study, patients who achieved a dose of Orenitram of at least 3 mg, 3 times per day, were able to walk farther and had less shortness of breath after 24 weeks. That’s why it’s important to work with your healthcare provider to achieve a dose of Orenitram that will help you reach your treatment goals.

If you’re already on Orenitram and you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as possible with food. If you miss 2 or more doses, call your healthcare provider for guidance.

*Orenitram may also be taken 2 times a day (every 12 hours). Tablet strength may be increased depending on how well you tolerate treatment. There is no maximum dose for Orenitram, so your healthcare provider can continue to increase your dose as long as you are able to tolerate the medication. Learn about possible side effects and be prepared for them from the start

Taking Orenitram with food

Orenitram should be taken with food because it helps your body absorb the medicine. You can talk with your healthcare team about food choices and combinations that may work best for you.

Meal planner

You can use this tool to explore different meal and snack ideas that will help you figure out what works best for you and your schedule.

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Do I have to take Orenitram with a full meal?

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Orenitram can be taken with snacks as well. What’s important is developing lasting habits that fit into your lifestyle.

Have more questions? These suggestions are merely a starting point. You should work with your healthcare team if you are looking for more meal planning options.

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Example snacks

If you need to take Orenitram between meals, you can use the planner to find different snack ideas based on your taste and travel needs.

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For more information on diet and nutrition, including foods to avoid, visit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR ORENITRAM

Who should not take Orenitram?

Do not take Orenitram if you have severe liver problems.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Orenitram?

Tell your healthcare provider:

  • If you have liver problems or diverticulosis.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Orenitram will harm your unborn baby or if Orenitram passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with Orenitram.
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Orenitram and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. Do not start any new medicine until you check with your healthcare provider. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take another medicine that contains treprostinil, such as Remodulin® or Tyvaso®.

How should I take Orenitram?

  • Do not change your dose or suddenly stop taking Orenitram without first talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Orenitram is usually taken 3 times a day (about every 8 hours) or 2 times a day (about every 12 hours). Your healthcare provider will tell you how often you should take Orenitram. If you have side effects, your healthcare provider may tell you to change your dose or when you take Orenitram. Take Orenitram with food.
  • Swallow Orenitram tablets whole. Do not split, chew, crush, or break your Orenitram tablets. Do not take Orenitram tablets that are damaged or broken. If Orenitram tablets are not taken whole, they may release too much medicine at one time. This can lead to side effects.
  • If you miss your dose of Orenitram, take the missed dose as soon as possible with food.
  • If you miss 2 or more doses of Orenitram, call your healthcare provider to see if you need to change your dose.
  • If you take too much Orenitram, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
  • You may see the tablet shell in your stools (bowel movements). This is usually normal. The tablet shell is not digested. If you have diverticulosis, the tablet shell may get stuck in a blind pouch or diverticulum in your intestine.

What are the possible side effects of Orenitram?

Orenitram can cause serious side effects, including worsening of PAH symptoms.

  • Stopping Orenitram suddenly may cause worsening of your PAH symptoms. Do not change your dose or suddenly stop taking Orenitram without first talking to your healthcare provider.
  • The most common side effects of Orenitram include headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, flushing, and pain in arms, legs, and jaw. These are not all of the possible side effects of Orenitram. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
  • Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Orenitram?

Orenitram is a prescription medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Orenitram can help slow down the progression of your disease and improve your ability to exercise. It is not known if Orenitram is safe and effective in children.

The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more about Orenitram, talk with your healthcare provider.

Please see Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information at www.orenitram.com or call Customer Service at 1-877-UNITHER (1-877-864-8437).

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR ORENITRAM

Who should not take Orenitram?

Do not take Orenitram if you have severe liver problems.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Orenitram?

Tell your healthcare provider:

  • If you have liver problems or diverticulosis.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Orenitram will harm your unborn baby or if Orenitram passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with Orenitram.
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Orenitram and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. Do not start any new medicine until you check with your healthcare provider. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take another medicine that contains treprostinil, such as Remodulin® or Tyvaso®.

How should I take Orenitram?

  • Do not change your dose or suddenly stop taking Orenitram without first talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Orenitram is usually taken 3 times a day (about every 8 hours) or 2 times a day (about every 12 hours). Your healthcare provider will tell you how often you should take Orenitram. If you have side effects, your healthcare provider may tell you to change your dose or when you take Orenitram. Take Orenitram with food.
  • Swallow Orenitram tablets whole. Do not split, chew, crush, or break your Orenitram tablets. Do not take Orenitram tablets that are damaged or broken. If Orenitram tablets are not taken whole, they may release too much medicine at one time. This can lead to side effects.
  • If you miss your dose of Orenitram, take the missed dose as soon as possible with food.
  • If you miss 2 or more doses of Orenitram, call your healthcare provider to see if you need to change your dose.
  • If you take too much Orenitram, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
  • You may see the tablet shell in your stools (bowel movements). This is usually normal. The tablet shell is not digested. If you have diverticulosis, the tablet shell may get stuck in a blind pouch or diverticulum in your intestine.

What are the possible side effects of Orenitram?

Orenitram can cause serious side effects, including worsening of PAH symptoms.

  • Stopping Orenitram suddenly may cause worsening of your PAH symptoms. Do not change your dose or suddenly stop taking Orenitram without first talking to your healthcare provider.
  • The most common side effects of Orenitram include headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, flushing, and pain in arms, legs, and jaw. These are not all of the possible side effects of Orenitram. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
  • Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Orenitram?

Orenitram is a prescription medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Orenitram can help slow down the progression of your disease and improve your ability to exercise. It is not known if Orenitram is safe and effective in children.

The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more about Orenitram, talk with your healthcare provider.

Please see Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information at www.orenitram.com or call Customer Service at 1-877-UNITHER (1-877-864-8437).

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