Lung and respiratory problems

Pulmonary hypertension

About Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the arteries to your lungs. It is a serious condition. If you have it, the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your lungs become hard and narrow. Your heart has to work harder to pump the blood through. Over time, your heart weakens and cannot do its job and you can develop heart failure.

Top Medications for Pulmonary hypertension according to our users

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All Medications for Pulmonary hypertension

Phosphodiesterase-5 enzyme inhibitor

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    (Vardenafil)
    Prescription only

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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Dissolving tablet
  • Pulmonary arterial dilator > PDE-5 inhibitor

    • Revatio
      (Sildenafil)
      Prescription only

      Revatio (Sildenafil) is a first-choice treatment for pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs).

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      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid
  • Antihypertensive > Calcium channel blocker

    • Nifedipine
      Prescription only

      Nifedipine works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding grapefruit. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release

Medication side effects for Pulmonary hypertension

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  • Oxygen therapy