Before your doctor prescribes Adempas, you will receive complete details about when and how to take it. In the meantime, the information below can help answer some of your initial questions.
HERE ARE THE BASICS:
Adempas will be provided to you by a certified pharmacy. Your doctor will give you complete details.
Always take Adempas exactly as your doctor tells you.
Adempas is taken 3 times each day, about 6 to 8 hours apart, with or without food.
If you can’t swallow whole tablets, you can crush and mix Adempas with water or soft foods, such as applesauce, immediately before administration.
If you miss a dose, take your next dose at the regular time.
If you take a heartburn medicine (antacid) that contains aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide, do not take it within 1 hour of taking Adempas.
Do not take Adempas within 24 hours of sildenafil. Do not take Adempas 24 hours before or within 48 hours after tadalafil.
Do not take more than a total of 7.5 mg of Adempas in one day unless your doctor tells you to.
YOUR DOCTOR MIGHT ADJUST YOUR DOSE
The Adempas starting dose is 0.5 mg or 1 mg. During the first weeks, your doctor may change your dose. When you begin treatment, your blood pressure should be monitored about every 2 weeks to help your doctor decide the correct dose of medicine for you. It is important to tell your doctor if you have any symptoms of low blood pressure during this time, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
Call your doctor if you:
Have symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
Ever experience any adverse side effects
Take too much Adempas
Miss 3 or more days of Adempas
Stop or start smoking
Are a female patient and miss a menstrual period, think you may be pregnant, or have questions about feeding your baby (it is not known if Adempas passes into your breast milk)
If you are unable to swallow whole tablets, Adempas may be crushed and mixed with water or soft foods (such as applesauce) immediately before administration.