Information about Ambrisentan
Ambrisentan is used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
How Ambrisentan works
Ambrisentan 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. Ambrisentan helps relax these blood vessels and increases the supply of blood to the lungs.
Common side effects of Ambrisentan
Sinus inflammation, Nasal congestion (stuffy nose), Peripheral edema, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
Available Medicine for Ambrisentan
₹1829 to ₹29922 variant(s)
₹1592 to ₹25802 variant(s)
VolibrisGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
IbitanIndiabulls pharmaceutical ltd
₹1450 to ₹23502 variant(s)
Expert advice for Ambrisentan
- Your doctor has prescribed Ambrisentan 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 Ambrisentan affects you.
- Females with reproductive potential should use a reliable form of birth control while using and 1 month after stopping Ambrisentan as it is toxic to an unborn baby.
- Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you notice weight gain, swelling of your arms and legs, or difficulty breathing.