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(am'' bri sen' tan)Do not take ambrisentan if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Ambrisentan may harm the fetus. If you are a woman and able to become pregnant, you should not begin taking ambrisentan until a pregnancy test has shown that you are not pregnant. You must use two reliable methods of birth control during treatment with this medication and for 1 month after stopping treatment. Do not have unprotected sex. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods that will work for you. Call your doctor immediately if you miss a menstrual period or think you may be pregnant while you are taking ambrisentan. Because of the risk of birth defects, ambrisentan is available to females only through a special restricted distribution program. A program called Letairis REMS ( Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) has been set up to make sure that female patient have appropriate lab tests before and while they are receiving ambrisentan. Women can get ambrisentan only if they are registered with this program. Your doctor must enroll you in this program. You can only receive the medication from a doctor and pharmacy that participates in the program. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about participating in the program or how to get your medication. Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain tests during your treatment with ambrisentan. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking ambrisentan.
Before taking ambrisentan,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to ambrisentan, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in ambrisentan tablets. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention if you are taking cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune). Your doctor may need to change the dose of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs with an unknown cause). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take ambrisentan.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had anemia (a lower than normal amount of red blood cells) or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed if you are taking ambrisentan.
- pale skin
- fast heartbeat
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
- unusual weight gain
- extreme tiredness
- loss of appetite
- lack of energy
- pain in the upper right stomach area
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- flu-like symptoms
- dark colored urine
The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Patients should not use the information presented on this page for diagnosing a health-related issue or disease. Before taking any medication or supplements, patients should always consult a physician or qualified healthcare professional for medical advice or information about whether a drug is safe, appropriate or effective.