What is Treprostinil?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Treprostinil is a prostoglandin vasodilator. As an injectable, it is used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension 7 3
Pulmonary hypertension 6 2
Congestive heart failure 2 1
Chest pain 1 0
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 1 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Treprostinil

Side effect Patients
Jaw pain 3
Cough 2
Chronic fatigue 1
Constipation 1
Fatigue 1
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Treprostinil

Dosage Patients
2.5 mg daily 1
5 mg every other day 1
10 mg daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Treprostinil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Treprostinil

Duration

Currently taking Treprostinil

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Treprostinil

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Treprostinil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Epoprostenol 1
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1 patient evaluation for Treprostinil

Apr 11, 2018 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pulmonary hypertension)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Every other day

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