Adults who have pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may benefit from treatment with Tracleer® (bosentan). This medicine is available by prescription only and works by preventing the blood vessels from constricting (narrowing).
These tablets come in two strengths, including:
Tracleer 62.5 mg
Tracleer 125 mg.
The drug is taken twice daily, in the morning and evening. The dosage you receive will depend on your weight, other medications you are taking, and whether you develop side effects, along with various other factors. Tracleer may not be suitable for people who have anemia, liver disease, or certain allergies.
(Click Tracleer for a closer look at this medicine, including potential side effects, details on how it works, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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