What is Macitentan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Opsumit


Macitentan is a drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, WHO Group 1. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension) in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Macitentan

Side effect Patients
Flushing 1
Heart palpitations 1
Pressure headaches 1


Based on patients currently taking Macitentan

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1


Currently taking Macitentan

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Macitentan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sildenafil (Viagra) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Macitentan.