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For the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
(PAH) (WHO Group 1) to improve exercise ability.
For the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) to improve exercise ability.
For US Healthcare Professionals Only

PAH Is a Rare, Life-Threatening, and
Progressive Disease

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is defined by cardiac hemodynamic parameters measured during right heart catheterization, which is the only definitive test to confirm PAH1,2:

PAH affects the blood vessels, heart, and lungs

  • PAH causes narrowing of the small-to-medium sized pulmonary arteries, causing increased pulmonary arterial pressure and vascular resistance3-5
  • The right ventricle is initially able to compensate for changes in pulmonary vasculature, but chronically elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries causes progressive strain—and ultimately failure—of the right ventricle of the heart3-6
  • The immediate cause of death in many patients with PAH is right heart failure5,7
Progressive pulmonary vascular and cardiac dysfunction in PAH. references: 8,9

LV=left ventricle; RV=right ventricle.

*Figure adapted from Kato et al. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2007;24:159-170. Copyright © 2007, Informa Healthcare. With permission.

Figure reproduced from Champion et al. Circulation. 2009;120:992-1007. With permission.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR TYVASO

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
DRUG INTERACTIONS / SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
ADVERSE REACTIONS

INDICATION

Tyvaso is a prostacyclin vasodilator indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) to improve exercise ability. Studies establishing effectiveness included predominately patients with NYHA Functional Class III symptoms and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (56%) or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (33%).

The effects diminish over the minimum recommended dosing interval of 4 hours; treatment timing can be adjusted for planned activities.

While there are long-term data on use of treprostinil by other routes of administration, nearly all controlled clinical experience with inhaled treprostinil has been on a background of bosentan (an endothelin receptor antagonist) or sildenafil (a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor). The controlled clinical experience was limited to 12 weeks in duration.

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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).

mPAP=mean pulmonary arterial pressure; PCWP=pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; PVR=pulmonary vascular resistance; WU=Wood units.

References: 1. Hoeper MM, Bogaard HJ, Condliffe R, et al. Definitions and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(25)(suppl D):D42-D50. 2. Galiè N, Torbicki A, Barst R, et al. Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The Task Force on Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology. Eur Heart J. 2004;25(24):2243-2278. 3. Michelakis ED, Wilkins MR, Rabinovitch M. Emerging concepts and translational priorities in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Circulation. 2008;118(14):1486-1495. 4. Schiebler ML, Bhalla S, Runo J, et al. Magnetic resonance and computed tomography imaging of the structural and functional changes of pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Thorac Imaging. 2013;28(3):178-193. 5. Bogaard HJ, Abe K, Noordegraaf AV, Voelkel NF. The right ventricle under pressure: cellular and molecular mechanisms of right-heart failure in pulmonary hypertension. Chest. 2009;135(3):794-804. 6. Barst R. How has epoprostenol changed the outcome for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension? Int J Clin Pract. 2010;64(suppl 168):23-32. 7. Tonelli AR, Arelli V, Minai OA, et al. Causes and circumstances of death in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;188(3):365-369. 8. Kato GJ, Onyekwere OC, Gladwin MT. Pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease: relevance to children. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2007;24(3):159-170. 9. Champion HC, Michelakis ED, Hassoun PM. Comprehensive invasive and noninvasive approach to the right ventricle–pulmonary circulation unit: state of the art and clinical and research implications. Circulation. 2009;120(11):992-1007.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR TYVASO

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
  • The efficacy of Tyvaso has not been established in patients with significant underlying lung disease (such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Patients with acute pulmonary infections should be carefully monitored to detect any worsening of lung disease and loss of drug effect.
  • Tyvaso is a pulmonary and systemic vasodilator. In patients with low systemic arterial pressure, Tyvaso may cause symptomatic hypotension.
  • Titrate slowly in patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency, as exposure to treprostinil may be increased in these patients.
  • Tyvaso inhibits platelet aggregation and increases the risk of bleeding, particularly in patients receiving anticoagulants.
  • Co-administration of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C8 enzyme inhibitor gemfibrozil may increase exposure to treprostinil. Co-administration of the CYP2C8 enzyme inducer rifampin may decrease exposure to treprostinil. Increased exposure is likely to increase adverse events, whereas decreased exposure is likely to reduce clinical effectiveness.
DRUG INTERACTIONS / SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
  • The concomitant use of Tyvaso with diuretics, antihypertensives, or other vasodilators may increase the risk of symptomatic hypotension.
  • Co-administration of the CYP2C8 enzyme inhibitor gemfibrozil increases exposure to oral treprostinil. Co-administration of the CYP2C8 enzyme inducer rifampin decreases exposure to oral treprostinil. It is unclear if the safety and efficacy of treprostinil by the inhalation route are altered by inhibitors or inducers of CYP2C8.
  • There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with Tyvaso in pregnant women. It is not known whether treprostinil is excreted in human milk.
ADVERSE REACTIONS
  • The most common adverse events seen with Tyvaso in ≥4% of PAH patients and more than 3% greater than placebo in the placebo-controlled clinical study were cough (54% vs 29%), headache (41% vs 23%), throat irritation/ pharyngolaryngeal pain (25% vs 14%), nausea (19% vs 11%), flushing (15% vs <1%), and syncope (6% vs <1%).

INDICATION

Tyvaso is a prostacyclin vasodilator indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) to improve exercise ability. Studies establishing effectiveness included predominately patients with NYHA Functional Class III symptoms and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (56%) or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (33%).

The effects diminish over the minimum recommended dosing interval of 4 hours; treatment timing can be adjusted for planned activities.

While there are long-term data on use of treprostinil by other routes of administration, nearly all controlled clinical experience with inhaled treprostinil has been on a background of bosentan (an endothelin receptor antagonist) or sildenafil (a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor). The controlled clinical experience was limited to 12 weeks in duration.

TYVISIhcpJUN16

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).