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Volibris Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Volibris Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (high pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs). It even helps to improve your quality of life, exercising ability and delay in disease progression.

This medication may be taken with or without food and It is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. In case, you have missed any dose than it is better to take another one as soon as you remember it.  Dizziness may occur as its side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus.

Side effects of Volibris 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 Volibris

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Breathlessness
  • Runny nose
  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue

How to use Volibris 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. Volibris Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Volibris Tablet works

Volibris Tablet is an endothelin receptor blocker. It blocks the action of endothelin (a natural substance) that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). This narrowing increases the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs. Volibris Tablet helps relax these blood vessels and increases the supply of blood to the lungs.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Volibris Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Volibris Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Volibris Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CAUTION
Volibris Tablet may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Volibris Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Volibris Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on use of Volibris Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Volibris Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Volibris Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Volibris Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Volibris Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Volibris Tablet to treat high pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs (the pulmonary arteries).
  • It helps improve your quality of life, exercising ability, and delay disease progression.
  • Your doctor may ask you to get routine blood tests done to check for anemia and to assess the functioning of your liver.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Volibris Tablet affects you.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Females with reproductive potential should use a reliable form of birth control while using and 1 month after stopping Volibris Tablet as it is toxic to an unborn baby.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice weight gain, swelling of your arms and legs, or difficulty breathing.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethanes Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Volibris with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cofarin, Sofarin, Warf
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Hi my mother is prescibed : endobloc5 ta let So i want to ask is Volibris 5 mg tablet will suit her ? As she is suffering from low blood pressure and plumonary arterial problem
Dr. Vitrag Shah
Intensivist
Endobloc & volibris both have similar content, check it out. Amrisentan 5mg.
Hiii my wife having hurt patient ( pulmonary hypertension ) she's taking pulmonext 5mg tablet but this tablet is very costly for me of Rs. 1450/- 10tab. I want to know any another tablet available in same drugs with low price
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
This can't be decided online Your doctor is the best judge about your patients pulmonary hypertension
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FAQs

Q. Can Volibris Tablet cause liver problems?

Yes, Volibris Tablet commonly causes an increase in liver enzymes. It may rarely cause liver injury and inflammation of the liver because of the body’s own defences (autoimmune hepatitis). Consult your doctor if you have nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine and yellowing of the skin.

Q. How should Volibris Tablet be taken?

Usually, the doctors advise to take one dose of Volibris Tablet. You can take it with or without food at any time of the day but prefer taking it at the same time each day. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it into pieces.

Q. Can I stop taking Volibris Tablet on my own?

No, you should not stop taking Volibris Tablet without consulting your doctor as this may worsen your condition. Talk to your doctor if you need to stop it.

Q. What is the most important thing that I should know about Volibris Tablet?

Volibris Tablet may cause serious birth defects if taken during pregnancy. Therefore, every woman who is capable of becoming pregnant should get a pregnancy test done before starting Volibris Tablet. Additionally, during treatment with Volibris Tablet you should use two reliable methods of contraception to ensure that you do not get pregnant.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Volibris Tablet?

The serious side effects of Volibris Tablet are swelling all over the body (fluid retention), decreased sperm count and low red blood cell count (anemia). Tell your doctor if you have any unusual weight gain, tiredness, or trouble breathing.

Q. Why have I been prescribed Volibris Tablet?

Volibris Tablet is used to treat pulmonary hypertension in adults. Pulmonary hypertension is a condition wherein there is increased blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries (blood vessels that carry blood from heart to lungs). Volibris Tablet lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the pulmonary arteries, making it easier for the heart to pump blood through them.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Volibris Tablet?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Volibris Tablet may cause headache, flushing, dizziness, or nausea. It may cause low blood pressure which may further lead to lightheadedness. Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical services in a nearby hospital if you take more than the recommended doses of this medicine.

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