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Treatment with Orenitram can delay disease progression AND improve key prognostic measures of risk1-4†
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Important Safety Information
- Avoid use of Orenitram in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child Pugh Class C) due to increases in systemic exposure.
Warnings and Precautions
- Abrupt discontinuation or sudden large reductions in dosage of Orenitram may result in worsening of PAH symptoms.
- The Orenitram tablet shell does not dissolve. In patients with diverticulosis, Orenitram tablets can lodge in a diverticulum.
- In the 12-week, placebo-controlled, monotherapy study, and an event-driven, placebo-controlled, combination therapy study, adverse reactions that occurred at rates at least 5% higher on Orenitram than on placebo included headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, flushing, pain in jaw, pain in extremity, hypokalemia, abdominal discomfort, and upper abdominal pain.
- Co-administration of Orenitram and the CYP2C8 enzyme inhibitor gemfibrozil increases exposure to treprostinil; therefore, Orenitram dosage reduction may be necessary in these patients.
- Animal reproductive studies with Orenitram have shown an adverse effect on the fetus. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with Orenitram in pregnant women.
- It is not known whether treprostinil is excreted in human milk or if it affects the breastfed infant or milk production.
- Safety and effectiveness of Orenitram in pediatric patients have not been established.
- Use of Orenitram in patients aged 65 years and over demonstrated slightly higher absolute and relative adverse event rates compared to younger patients. Caution should be used when selecting a dose for geriatric patients.
- There is a marked increase in the systemic exposure to treprostinil in hepatically impaired patients.
Orenitram is a prostacyclin mimetic indicated for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) to delay disease progression and to improve exercise capacity. The studies that established effectiveness included predominately patients with WHO functional class II-III symptoms and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (66%) or PAH associated with connective tissue disease (26%).
- Patients who are de novo and starting Orenitram on a TID dosing schedule are eligible for the Titration Kit. Restrictions apply.
- Key prognostic measures of risk assessed as secondary endpoints included 6MWD, NT-proBNP, and WHO FC.
6MWD=6-minute walk distance; FC=functional class; NT-proBNP=N-terminal pro–B-type natriuretic peptide; TID=3 times daily; WHO=World Health Organization.
References: 1. Orenitram [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: United Therapeutics Corporation; 2021. 2. Humbert M, Kovacs G, Hoeper MM, et al; ESC/ERS Scientific Document Group. 2022 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Eur Heart J. 2022;43(38):3618-3731. 3. White RJ, Jerjes-Sanchez C, Bohns Meyer GM, et al; FREEDOM-EV Investigators. Combination therapy with oral treprostinil for pulmonary arterial hypertension. A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;201(6):707-717. 4. Benza RL, Gomberg-Maitland M, Elliott CG, et al. Predicting survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: the REVEAL risk score calculator 2.0 and comparison with ESC/ERS-based risk assessment strategies. Chest. 2019;156(2):323-337. 5. Rahaghi FF, Feldman JP, Allen RP, et al. Recommendations for the use of oral treprostinil in clinical practice: a Delphi consensus project pulmonary circulation. Pulm Circ. 2017;7(1):167-174.