Getting Started on Tyvaso
Starting a new treatment regimen can be challenging. However, with the right support, your Tyvaso treatments don't have to be.
Tyvaso Inhalation System Starter Kit
By now you should have your Tyvaso Inhalation System Starter Kit. Familiarize yourself with the contents, and read the Instructions for Use manual. If you haven't received your kit, contact your Specialty Pharmacy Services (SPS) provider or healthcare provider.
Your Starter Kit should include:
- 2 Tyvaso Inhalation Systems
- 2 sets of accessories
- A 28-day supply of Tyvaso
- A carrying case
- Instructions for Use manual
- 3 power supply options (battery, wall plug-in, and car plug-in)
The Getting Started with Tyvaso folder, which includes several important items: the Tyvaso Treatment Tracker (also available in Spanish) to help you manage your daily treatment sessions; the Tyvaso Starter Guide (also available in Spanish); an instructional DVD titled, "Getting Started with Tyvaso"; and an enrollment form for the Tyvaso Support Program. Enroll now
Each month, you’ll receive a refill kit from your SPS provider that includes:
- A new set of accessories
- A 28-day supply of Tyvaso
- A new Tyvaso Treatment Tracker
Specialty Pharmacy Services
Your SPS provider will be your one-stop resource for support with Tyvaso. They will work with you and your healthcare team to coordinate many aspects of your care. This service is designed to provide you with personalized education and information, instructions on using Tyvaso, and continued support.
The Tyvaso Inhalation System is available only through the following SPS providers:
The Tyvaso Support Program
The Tyvaso Support Program is a free program for people like you who are just starting Tyvaso. When you join, you’ll receive information and tips to help you throughout your treatment with Tyvaso. Learn more.
Next: Get Helpful Tips for Staying on Track With Tyvaso
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR TYVASO
- Tyvaso is breathed in (inhalable) through your mouth into your lungs. Tyvaso should only be used with the Tyvaso Inhalation System.
Before you take Tyvaso, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have a lung disease (such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)).
- Have a lung infection.
- Have liver or kidney problems, as your ability to tolerate Tyvaso may be affected.
- Have low blood pressure, as Tyvaso may cause symptomatic hypotension (low blood pressure).
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Tyvaso will harm your unborn baby. Women who can become pregnant should use effective birth control while taking Tyvaso.
- Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Tyvaso passes into your breast milk.
It is important to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, as they may affect your use of Tyvaso by increasing the risk of side effects or decreasing effectiveness. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take any of these medicines:
Medicines that decrease blood clotting such as warfarin or heparin, as Tyvaso reduces the ability of your
blood to clot (coagulate), and increases your risk for bleeding if you are taking blood thinners
Diuretics (water pills), antihypertensives (medications used to treat high blood pressure or heart
disease), or other vasodilators (medications that lower blood pressure), as Tyvaso may increase your
risk for hypotension (low blood pressure).
Gemfibrozil such as Lopid (for high cholesterol) or rifampin such as Rimactane, Rifadin, Rifamate or
Rifater (for infection), as your Tyvaso dosage may need adjustment.
The most common side effects of Tyvaso are coughing, headache, throat irritation and pain, nausea, reddening of the face and neck (flushing), and fainting or loss of consciousness. These are not all the possible side effects of Tyvaso. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away. Your healthcare provider may be able to help you manage the side effects.
Tyvaso is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1), which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. Tyvaso can improve exercise ability in people who also take bosentan (an endothelin receptor antagonist, (ERA)) or sildenafil (a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor). Your ability to do exercise decreases 4 hours after taking Tyvaso.
The effects of Tyvaso are unknown in patients under 18 years of age.
Please see the Full Prescribing Information, Patient Package Insert, and the Tyvaso Inhalation System Instructions for Use manual.
For additional information about Tyvaso, visit www.tyvaso.com or call 1-877-UNITHER (1-877-864- 8437).
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
This information is provided for an informational purpose and is not intended as treatment advice. Patients should consult a healthcare professional for treatment advice.