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Riociguat

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Soluble Guanylate Cyclase (sGC) Stimulator Adempas

Riociguat - What is it for

Riociguat is used to treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and patients with a specific type of Pulmonary Hypertension called Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH).

In CTEPH, the blood vessels of the lungs are blocked or narrowed with blood clots. This results in breathlessness and high blood pressure in the lungs. Riociguat can help patients with CTEPH who cannot undergo surgery to relieve the blockage, or in patients whom increased blood pressure in the lungs remains or returns after surgery.

Every individual will respond to treatment in different ways. It is important you have realistic expectations of what the treatment can do.

Riociguat is a type of medication called a guanylate cyclase (sGC)-stimulator. It works by widening the pulmonary arteries (the blood vessels that transfer oxygen from the lungs to the blood), making it easier for the heart to pump blood through the lungs.

Riociguat - Additional Information

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  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Heart Centre Singapore

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