Available in the form of a tablet, ambrisentan is prescribed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This drug is taken once daily and works by preventing the blood vessels from constricting (narrowing). Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and include nasal congestion, inflamed sinuses, and swelling.
Ambrisentan (Letairis®) is a prescription medication approved to treat people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which is high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs. Ambrisentan can help improve exercise ability and can slow down the worsening of the condition.
Just like any medicine, ambrisentan can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common ambrisentan side effects include but are not limited to:
- Swelling of the body, especially the hands, legs, ankles, and feet
- Nasal congestion
- Inflamed sinuses (nasal passages).
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