Introduction PAH 20 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure in the blood vessels that supply the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension). It relieves breathlessness and improves exercise capacity in men and women. This slows down the progression of your illness. PAH 20 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE 5) inhibitors. It may be taken on an empty stomach or with a meal, but it should be taken at a fixed time each day. The dose and how often you need to take it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Follow the advice of your doctor. It is important to take this medicine regularly and for as long as you are advised, even if you feel well. Missing doses may lead to the worsening of your condition. The most common side effects of this medicine are flushing (sense of warmth), headache, nosebleeds, blurred vision, indigestion, difficulty in sleeping, and rash. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away. This medicine can be dangerous to take along with medicines called nitrates (often given for chest pain). Do not take this medicine if you have severe heart or liver problems, if you have recently had a stroke or heart attack or if you have low blood pressure. Let your doctor know if you suffer from these or any other health problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. You should not drive if this medicine makes you feel dizzy. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it increases the chances of side effects. Uses of PAH Tablet Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) Benefits of PAH Tablet In Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) Pulmonary arterial hypertension can cause shortness of breath, tiredness, dizziness, chest pain, and swelling in your ankles and legs. It is caused by the thickening of walls of the arteries that supply your lungs making it hard for blood to get through. PAH 20 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called PDE5 inhibitors. It works by relaxing blood vessels and can help lower the blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. You will be able to carry out your daily activities more easily and feel less tired or dizzy. Take it regularly, as prescribed even if you think it is not working or if you feel better. Side effects of PAH Tablet Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you?re worried about them Common side effects of PAH Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk) Headache How to use PAH Tablet Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. PAH 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. How PAH Tablet works PAH 20 Tablet is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your lungs thereby reducing the high blood pressure in the lungs. This allows your heart to work less to pump blood in your lungs. Safety Advice Alcohol UNSAFE It is unsafe to consume alcohol with PAH 20 Tablet. Pregnancy SAFE IF PRESCRIBED PAH 20 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies. Breastfeeding SAFE IF PRESCRIBED PAH 20 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Driving UNSAFE PAH 20 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur. Kidney SAFE IF PRESCRIBED PAH 20 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of PAH 20 Tablet is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. A lowering of dose may be considered if it is not well-tolerated. Liver CAUTION PAH 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of PAH 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. There is limited information available on the use of PAH 20 Tablet in patients with severe liver disease.
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