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Epoprostenol Sodium

Popular Brands: : Flolan, Veletri, Epoprostenol Sodium, Epoprostenol, Prostacyclin
Official FDA Reports26,346
Social Media Events16
Total Posts185
Avg. Review Score3.97/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Epoprostenol Sodium
Manufacturers
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Glaxosmithkline Llc
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa

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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Epoprostenol Sodium Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Epoprostenol Sodium

Pain In Jaw

This is best life-saving drug to Pulmonary Hypertension. I using Flolan since February 2001. I had jaw pain when I started eating, then it goes away when I continue eating. Rarely, I have been flushin...


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Appetite Disorder

This is best life-saving drug to Pulmonary Hypertension. I using Flolan since February 2001. I had jaw pain when I started eating , then it goes away when I continue eating . Rarely, I have been flushin...


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Drug Ineffective

My daughter was diagnosed at age 5 with PH. We started out with just oral medication that was giving us no improvement , we moved to remodulion sub q pump and she couldn't do that either so we switched...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on December 1, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I was given Flolan after a major heart attack and bypass surgery. In the ICU for a month my vitals were failing and lung function continued to decrease. As a last resort Flolan was given (on a ventila...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 12, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Flolan is great as a cure alone, I felt the best while taking Flolan. Although sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. Flolan comes with a lot of problems. It is tedious and cumbersome, it is gi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain in jaw, Appetite disorder

Posted By vikingscool in fdb.rxlist.com on January 24, 2011 @ 12:00 am

This is best life-saving drug to Pulmonary Hypertension. I using Flolan since February 2001. I had jaw pain when I started eating, then it goes away when I continue eating. Rarely, I have been flushin...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By dcbeauty25 in fdb.rxlist.com on December 1, 2010 @ 12:00 am

My daughter was diagnosed at age 5 with PH. We started out with just oral medication that was giving us no improvement, we moved to remodulion sub q pump and she couldn't do that either so we switched...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By TDK in fdb.rxlist.com on May 28, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I am currently caring for my mother who was diagnosed with PAH and RH failure 18mths ago. This is our last hope and so far it seems to be working the worst part is being responsible for the administr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By lady in kc in fdb.rxlist.com on May 14, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I AM A WIFE OF 35 YRS, MOTHER OF 2 . LIVING A NORMAL LIFE, WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 PPH. WAS PUT ON FLOLAN AND RIGHT AWAY NOTICED A DIFFRERANCE.. AND AFTER HEARING DIFFERANT COMMENTS FROM PEO...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Walterick1949@yahoo.com in fdb.rxlist.com on April 20, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Flolan was given to my husband in April 2008, but he was already getting close to end stage pulmonary hypertension. It seemed to help initially, but then an RN was told to administer a sleeping drug. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Atrial fibrillation, Pain in jaw, Organ transplant, Heart valve replacement

Posted By krissy3473 in fdb.rxlist.com on July 31, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... organ transplant, and her PAH numbers had gone lower in result. They then weaned her off of Flolan, that is when things got worse. Heart valve disease, still PH, and Atrial Fibrillation. All of which ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Respiration abnormal

Posted By teacher in fdb.rxlist.com on February 27, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Floan has saved my life, too. As a PH patient (secondary to scleroderma), I couldn't walk over about 20 yards without getting out of breath. I NEVER took the stairs and had trouble doing small tasks...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By phmom in fdb.rxlist.com on January 24, 2009 @ 12:00 am

my 6 year old son started on flolan at age one for ph. To this day, he is a symptomatic and lives a perfectly normal life with the exception of the pump. He even surprises his doctors


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.