• Pulmonary hypertension

Ventavis Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Iloprost 10mcg/mL, 20mcg/mL; soln for inhalation using I-neb or Prodose AAD System; preservative-free.

Pharmacological Class

Prostacyclin analogue.

How Supplied

Single-use ampules—30

Ventavis Indications


Pulmonary arterial hypertension (WHO Group I) in patients with NYHA Class III or IV symptoms to improve exercise ability and delay clinical worsening.

Ventavis Dosage and Administration


Initially 2.5mcg, if tolerated, uptitrate to 5micrograms 6–9 times daily based on tolerability (no more than every 2 hrs); max 45mcg/day. Monitor vital signs while initiating therapy. Hepatic impairment: consider increasing dosing interval (eg, 3–4 hours) between doses.


Not recommended.

Ventavis Contraindications

Not Applicable

Ventavis Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Ventavis Warnings/Precautions


Do not start therapy if systolic BP <85 mmHg. Discontinue immediately if pulmonary edema occurs (may indicate pulmonary venous hypertension). Bleeding disorders. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or oral ingestion. COPD. Severe asthma. Acute pulmonary infections. Hepatic or renal impairment. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Ventavis Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Ventavis Interactions


Potentiates hypotensive effect of vasodilators and antihypertensives. May potentiate anticoagulants. Do not mix with other drugs.

Ventavis Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Vasodilation, increased cough, headache, lockjaw, insomnia, GI upset, hypotension, flu syndrome, back pain, abnormal lab tests (eg, increased GGT, alkaline phosphatase), tongue pain, palpitations, syncope, muscle cramps, hemoptysis, pneumonia, CHF, chest pain, supraventricular tachycardia, dyspnea, peripheral edema, kidney failure.

Ventavis Clinical Trials

See Literature

Ventavis Note

Not Applicable

Ventavis Patient Counseling

See Literature