GETTING STARTED WITH REVATIO
Your doctor has determined that REVATIO may be right for you. Follow his or her instructions carefully to help you get the best results from treatment.
REVATIO is available by prescription as a 20 mg tablet and 10 mg/mL oral suspension.
IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN STARTING REVATIO
Never take REVATIO with any nitrate or guanylate cyclase stimulator medicines. Your blood pressure could drop quickly to an unsafe level.
Nitrate medicines include:
- Medicines that treat chest pain (angina)
- Nitroglycerin in any form including tablets, patches, sprays, and ointment
- Isosorbide mononitrate or dinitrate
- Street drugs called "poppers" (amyl nitrate or nitrite)
Guanylate cyclase stimulators include:
- Riociguat (Adempas)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if you are taking a nitrate or a guanylate cyclase stimulator medicine.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE REVATIO?
Take REVATIO exactly as your doctor tells you.
REVATIO may be prescribed to you as
- REVATIO tablets or REVATIO oral suspension
- Take REVATIO tablet or oral suspension 3 times a day about 4 to 6 hours apart
- Take REVATIO tablets or oral suspension at the same times every day
- REVATIO oral suspension will be mixed for you by your pharmacist. Do not mix REVATIO oral suspension with other medicine or flavoring. Shake well for at least 10 seconds before each dose
- Do not change your dose or stop taking REVATIO on your own. Talk to your doctor first
HOW SHOULD I STORE REVATIO?
- Store REVATIO tablets at controlled room temperature, between 20°C – 25°C (68°F to 77°F)
- Store REVATIO reconstituted oral suspension below 30°C (86°F) or in a refrigerator between 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F)
- Do not freeze REVATIO oral suspension
- Throw away REVATIO oral suspension after 60 days
- Keep REVATIO and all medicines away from children
Miss a dose?
- Take the missed dose as soon as you remember
- If it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time
- Do not take more than one dose of REVATIO at a time
If you take too much REVATIO, DON’T WAIT
- Call your healthcare provider or poison control center or go to the nearest hospital emergency room