VENTAVIS® (iloprost) Patient Resources

The following resources are designed to help you as you start treatment with VENTAVIS®. You will also find common questions and answers about Janssen CarePath and VENTAVIS®.

Learn more about VENTAVIS®

More information and downloads are available at Ventavis.com.

Remember, your healthcare team should always be your first point of contact when you have questions about your health and treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Janssen CarePath is a program that provides you with support and resources, including shipment verification, benefits verification, and coordination with your specialty pharmacy.

Janssen provides a wide range of support and resources through Janssen CarePath. If you choose to enroll, your Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator will call you to:

  • Help answer your questions about filling your prescription
  • Coordinate with your healthcare provider, insurance company, and specialty pharmacy to help find out if you have coverage for your medicine
  • Inform you of financial assistance programs based on your eligibility

The assistance of Janssen CarePath and our Care Coordinators is available at no cost to patients taking VENTAVIS®.

Enroll today. Call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 866-228-3546, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM ET.

Multilingual phone support is available.

Your Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator may be able to help. Call 866-228-3546, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM ET to speak with a Care Coordinator.

Multilingual phone support is available.

To learn about the basic steps of getting a Janssen medicine,
download and review Steps to Getting Your Medicine.

A specialty pharmacy is a pharmacy that can ship certain medicines directly to your home. Janssen PAH medicines are available by mail from a specialty pharmacy.

Learn about Working With a Specialty Pharmacy.

When your prescription is submitted to a specialty pharmacy, you will receive a call to:

  • Coordinate with your healthcare provider and insurance company to find out if you have coverage for your medicine and explore financial assistance options
  • Schedule your nurse visit

Each month, you will get a call from your specialty pharmacy to:

  • Confirm your order
  • Arrange delivery of your medicine

Once your medicine is shipped:

  • It will be delivered to your home, unless you have made other arrangements, such as your doctor's office
  • Someone will need to be at home to sign for the package. Your specialty pharmacy will confirm this when they call to arrange the delivery

Your insurance provider will need to gather information about your condition and your treatment before covering VENTAVIS®. Sometimes, all their questions are answered at the time of prescription, but they may also need more information from your healthcare team, including:

  • Diagnostic test results, such as the numbers from your right heart catheterization (RHC)
  • Additional test results, including acute vasoreactivity testing or 6-minute walk distance (6MWD)
  • Details on past treatments you and your healthcare team have tried
  • Information missing from your prescription forms

Janssen CarePath can provide information about other resources that may be able to help with your out-of-pocket medication costs for VENTAVIS®.

Call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 866-228-3546 for more information about affordability programs and independent foundations that may have funding available.

Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for eligibility. We cannot guarantee a foundation will help you. We only can refer you to a foundation that supports your disease state. This information is provided as a resource for you. We do not endorse any particular foundation.

There are independent patient advocacy organizations that can provide you with additional support and information:

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is dedicated to increasing awareness and advocacy by providing information about PAH to both physicians and patients.

The Scleroderma Foundation offers a site for scleroderma patients, caregivers, and family members—dedicated to support, education, and research.

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What is VENTAVIS®?

VENTAVIS® (iloprost) Inhalation Solution is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with certain kinds of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a condition in which blood pressure is too high in the blood vessels between the heart and the lungs. VENTAVIS® may improve your ability to exercise and your symptoms for a short time by lowering your blood pressure and opening up the blood vessels in your lungs.

The study showing VENTAVIS® is effective included mainly patients with NYHA Functional Class III-IV PAH. In these patients, PAH was caused by unidentified or hereditary factors (65%) or connective tissue diseases (23%).

VENTAVIS® has not been studied in children younger than 18 years old.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What should I tell my doctor before taking VENTAVIS®?

VENTAVIS® may not be right for you. Before taking VENTAVIS®, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems. Your doctor may need to give you a lower dose of VENTAVIS®.
  • are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if VENTAVIS® can harm your unborn baby. VENTAVIS® should only be used during pregnancy if the benefit to you is worth the possible risk to your baby.
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What is VENTAVIS®?

VENTAVIS® (iloprost) Inhalation Solution is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with certain kinds of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a condition in which blood pressure is too high in the blood vessels between the heart and the lungs. VENTAVIS® may improve your ability to exercise and your symptoms for a short time by lowering your blood pressure and opening up the blood vessels in your lungs.

The study showing VENTAVIS® is effective included mainly patients with NYHA Functional Class III-IV PAH. In these patients, PAH was caused by unidentified or hereditary factors (65%) or connective tissue diseases (23%).

VENTAVIS® has not been studied in children younger than 18 years old.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What should I tell my doctor before taking VENTAVIS®?

VENTAVIS® may not be right for you. Before taking VENTAVIS®, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems. Your doctor may need to give you a lower dose of VENTAVIS®.
  • are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if VENTAVIS® can harm your unborn baby. VENTAVIS® should only be used during pregnancy if the benefit to you is worth the possible risk to your baby.
  • are breastfeeding. It is not known if VENTAVIS® passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take VENTAVIS® or breastfeed.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

VENTAVIS® and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects. VENTAVIS® may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how VENTAVIS® works.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart problems
  • medicines that lessen blood clotting (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven)

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get
a new medicine.

How should I take VENTAVIS®?

  • Take VENTAVIS® exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. Your doctor may change your dose if needed.
  • You should not take VENTAVIS® more than every 2 hours. The benefits of VENTAVIS® may not last 2 hours, so you may adjust the times that you use it to cover planned activities.
  • Do not drink VENTAVIS®.
  • Do not let VENTAVIS® solution come into contact with your skin or eyes. If it does, rinse your skin or eyes with water right away.
  • Do not allow other people to be exposed to VENTAVIS® while you are breathing it, especially babies and pregnant women.
  • If you take too much VENTAVIS®, you may have a headache, red face, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If this happens stop taking VENTAVIS®. If your symptoms do not go away, call your doctor or get emergency help right away.

What are the possible side effects of VENTAVIS®?

VENTAVIS® may cause side effects, including feeling dizzy, lightheaded and faint. If you have any of these side effects, you should stand up slowly when you get out of chairs or bed. Tell your doctor if your fainting gets worse during treatment with VENTAVIS®. Your doctor may need to change your dose or your treatment.

Do not drive a car or operate any tools or machines if dizziness or fainting from low blood pressure is a problem for you.

You may have trouble breathing after taking VENTAVIS® because it may cause the muscles around your airway to tighten (bronchospasm). Get emergency help right away if you have trouble breathing.

Other important side effects of VENTAVIS® include:

  • bleeding
  • red face (flushing)
  • increased cough
  • low blood pressure
  • headaches
  • nausea
  • spasm of your jaw muscles that makes it hard to open your mouth

Talk to your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of VENTAVIS®. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Please read the full Prescribing Information and Patient Product Information for VENTAVIS®.

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What is VENTAVIS®?

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VENTAVIS® (iloprost) Inhalation Solution is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with certain kinds of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a condition in which blood pressure is too high in the blood vessels between the heart and the lungs. VENTAVIS® may improve your ability to exercise and your symptoms for a short time by lowering your blood pressure and opening up the blood vessels in your lungs.

The study showing VENTAVIS® is effective included mainly patients with NYHA Functional Class III-IV PAH. In these patients, PAH was caused by unidentified or hereditary factors (65%) or connective tissue diseases (23%).

VENTAVIS® has not been studied in children younger than 18 years old.


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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What should I tell my doctor before taking VENTAVIS®?

VENTAVIS® may not be right for you. Before taking VENTAVIS®, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems. Your doctor may need to give you a lower dose of VENTAVIS®.
  • are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if VENTAVIS® can harm your unborn baby. VENTAVIS® should only be used during pregnancy if the benefit to you is worth the possible risk to your baby.
  • are breastfeeding. It is not known if VENTAVIS® passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take VENTAVIS® or breastfeed.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

VENTAVIS® and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects. VENTAVIS® may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how VENTAVIS® works.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart problems
  • medicines that lessen blood clotting (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven)

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get
a new medicine.

How should I take VENTAVIS®?

  • Take VENTAVIS® exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. Your doctor may change your dose if needed.
  • You should not take VENTAVIS® more than every 2 hours. The benefits of VENTAVIS® may not last 2 hours, so you may adjust the times that you use it to cover planned activities.
  • Do not drink VENTAVIS®.
  • Do not let VENTAVIS® solution come into contact with your skin or eyes. If it does, rinse your skin or eyes with water right away.
  • Do not allow other people to be exposed to VENTAVIS® while you are breathing it, especially babies and pregnant women.
  • If you take too much VENTAVIS®, you may have a headache, red face, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If this happens stop taking VENTAVIS®. If your symptoms do not go away, call your doctor or get emergency help right away.

What are the possible side effects of VENTAVIS®?

VENTAVIS® may cause side effects, including feeling dizzy, lightheaded and faint. If you have any of these side effects, you should stand up slowly when you get out of chairs or bed. Tell your doctor if your fainting gets worse during treatment with VENTAVIS®. Your doctor may need to change your dose or your treatment.

Do not drive a car or operate any tools or machines if dizziness or fainting from low blood pressure is a problem for you.

You may have trouble breathing after taking VENTAVIS® because it may cause the muscles around your airway to tighten (bronchospasm). Get emergency help right away if you have trouble breathing.

Other important side effects of VENTAVIS® include:

  • bleeding
  • red face (flushing)
  • increased cough
  • low blood pressure
  • headaches
  • nausea
  • spasm of your jaw muscles that makes it hard to open your mouth

Talk to your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of VENTAVIS®. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Please read the full Prescribing Information and Patient Product Information for VENTAVIS®.

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