- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
What is Bosentan used for?
Bosentan is used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension). It belongs to a class of medications called endothelin receptor antagonists. This medication blocks the effects of a natural compound called endothelin in your body, thereby decreasing the blood pressure in the lungs as well as improving your ability to exercise. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Bosentan?
The dosage of Bosentan prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Bosentan can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Bosentan?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Bosentan medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Bosentan?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Bosentan, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Bosentan?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Bosentan.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Bosentan, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Bosentan can interact with antifungal medicines and cholesterol-lowering medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Bosentan?
Like other medicines, Bosentan can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Bosentan are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Bosentan cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Bosentan develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Bosentan can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, tiredness, flushing, upset stomach, itching, and swelling of the feet, ankles, or legs. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Bosentan.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Bosentan?
Is it possible for me to take Bosentan with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Bosentan?
What are the possible drug interactions of Bosentan?
How will Bosentan work in my body?
How should Bosentan be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Bosentan drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Bosentan is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.