Talk to someone who understands
Connect with other patients on Orenitram with the Orenitram PEER Mentor Network. Orenitram PEER Mentors are patients like you who have volunteered their time to help anyone on or considering Orenitram to treat PAH. They share insights on the practical lifestyle considerations associated with Orenitram. You can read about Orenitram PEER Mentors below and enroll in the PEER Network to start communicating with your chosen mentor whenever you’re ready.
Location: Hopatcong, NJ
Background: “I am a receptionist for a landscaping company. I enjoy reading, cooking, and being outdoors.”
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Background: “I am a retired mammography technician. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with my granddaughters.”
Connect with an Orenitram PEER Mentor. Get support wherever you are with your treatment.
Other ways to connect to a PEER Mentor:
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Do not take Orenitram if you have severe liver problems.
Before you take Orenitram, tell your healthcare provider if you:
- Have liver problems, diverticulosis, or any other medical conditions
- 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. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Orenitram or breastfeed. You should not do both
Tell your healthcare provider 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 or stop any new medicine until you check with your healthcare provider. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take another medicine that contains the same ingredient, treprostinil. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and the dose you take to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
Do not change your dose or suddenly stop taking Orenitram without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Orenitram suddenly may cause worsening of your PAH symptoms. If you miss two or more doses of Orenitram, call your healthcare provider. If you take too much Orenitram, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
If Orenitram tablets are not taken whole, they may release too much medicine at one time. This can lead to side effects. Do not split, chew, crush, or break your Orenitram tablets. Do not take Orenitram tablets that are damaged or broken. Take Orenitram with food.
Orenitram can cause serious side effects, including an increased risk of bleeding. This risk could be increased if you are taking blood thinners such as warfarin.
The most common side effects of Orenitram include headache, diarrhea, nausea and flushing. These are not all of the possible side effects of Orenitram. Tell your doctor about any side effects that bother you, get worse over time, or do not go away.
Orenitram is a prescription medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Orenitram may improve your ability to exercise. It is not known if Orenitram is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
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.
Please see Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information for Orenitram.
For additional information about Orenitram, call 1-877-UNITHER (1-877-864-8437).
This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended as treatment advice. Consult your healthcare provider for treatment advice.