Are there other medications used to treat PH in other countries?


Yes, there are other medications for PH which are used to treat PH in other countries.

These PH medications have not been approved in Canada. Some of these PH medications are being considered by Health Canada, and may be approved for use in Canada in the future.

These medications include:

  • Iloprost (Ventavis), a medication in the family of prostanoids, which is used to treat PH in the United States and Europe. Ventavis is a liquid which is breathed in (also known as inhalation) several times a day using a special aerosol machine.
  • Beraprost (Domar, Beradrak, Procyclin), a medication in the family of prostanoids, which is used to treat PH in Japan and Europe. Beraprost is a tablet taken several times a day by mouth.
  • Oral treprostinil (orenitran)