has the same active ingredient as Viagra - sildenafil citrate.
The new treatment, which has the same active ingredient as Viagra, has been given a different trade name, Revatio
, and is white and round, to differentiate it from the blue diamond-shaped anti-impotence drug.
Trials for Revatio
started in Newcastle two years ago.
In June, the Food and Drug Administration cleared Viagra's maker, New York-based Pfizer, to market the sildenafil drag called Revatio
for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
Further, the report states that patent expiry of drugs such as Revatio
is hindering the market growth by allowing low-cost generics to enter the market.
Kirsty began taking revatio
about a year ago after it was suggested by her specialist.
Former ice hockey player Grant Crow, from Edinburgh, was the first person in Europe to take a daily dose of the drug Revatio
The novel therapies targeting this potentially lethal form of altitude sickness include sildenafil (Viagra for erectile dysfunction, Revatio
for pulmonary arterial hypertension) and other phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors; inhaled [beta]-agonists; and dexamethasone.
The manufacturer has renamed the drug Revatio
for use in patients with the lung disease.
Special Considerations: Labeling notes that efficacy of Revatio
has not been evaluated in patients currently on Tracleer.
stromal tumors, Chantix for smoking cessation, Revatio
for pulmonary arterial
The various drugs used to treat PAH are: Tracleer (bosentan), Letairis (ambrisentan), Remodulin (treprostinil), Ventavis (iloprost), Revatio
(sildenafil), Adcirca (tadalafil), Tyvaso (inhaled treprostinil), and Veletri (epoprostenol).
sales of these products (Inspra, Caduet, Olmetec, Macugen, Revatio
, Zmax, and
The drug is also marketed for treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension under the trade name Revatio
Published Study Shows Benefits of Revatio
(Sildenafil Citrate) in Patients