What are the side effects of treprostinil?

Treprostinil may cause a drop in blood pressure or bleeding in people who are prone to bleeding, who take blood thinners. Other side effects of treprostinil include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • throat pain and soreness
  • flushed skin around the face, neck and upper body
  • chest tightness
  • indigestion
  • lack of appetite
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • strange taste sensations
  • swelling in the mouth and a swollen tongue
  • back pain
  • abdominal pain or cramps
  • bowel movement urges
  • muscle pain
  • chest, bone and jaw pain
  • coughing (sometimes of blood)
  • sneezing
  • headaches
  • nosebleeds
  • breathing difficulties
  • chills
  • fever
  • wheezing
  • fainting

If an overdose of this medication is taken, the person may experience some or all of the following and should seek emergency treatment:

  • nausea or vomiting
  • headaches
  • feeling unusually tired or weak for no known reason
  • fuzzy vision
  • confusion
  • fainting and lightheadedness
  • sweating

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