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Getting Started on UPTRAVI® (selexipag)

When you are prescribed UPTRAVI, it is important to know that support and services are available to you. Here is what you can expect before and during your treatment with UPTRAVI:

  1. Prescription

    Your healthcare provider prescribes UPTRAVI.

    • Your healthcare team will review important information about UPTRAVI with you. They can help you enroll in Actelion Pathways®
    • Your prescription will be sent to a specialty pharmacy
    • Your healthcare provider will work with you to select the specialty pharmacy support services that are right for you when starting UPTRAVI, such as an in-home nurse visit
  2. Insurance verification

    The insurance company may ask your healthcare provider for additional information before they pay for your medicine.

    • An Actelion Pathways Case Manager can help with this process by gathering additional information from your healthcare team
  3. Delivery of medicine

    UPTRAVI is shipped to you by a specialty pharmacy.

    • You will receive a call from your specialty pharmacy before starting UPTRAVI
    • You may receive additional support services, such as an in-home nurse visit before starting UPTRAVI or clinician calls during titration dose changes
  4. Refills

    Before your UPTRAVI ships each month, your specialty pharmacy will call you to alert you.

Remember, the call from your specialty pharmacy may come from a phone number that you don’t know. If you miss the call, it’s important that you call back.

Once you start taking UPTRAVI, be sure to contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information about UPTRAVI?

Who should not take UPTRAVI?

  • Do not take UPTRAVI if you take gemfibrozil because this medicine may affect how UPTRAVI works and cause side effects

What should I tell my doctor before taking UPTRAVI?

Tell your doctor if you:

  • Have liver problems
  • Have narrowing of the pulmonary veins (veins in your lungs). This is called pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if UPTRAVI will harm your unborn baby
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if UPTRAVI passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take UPTRAVI or breastfeed. You should not do both.
  • Have any other medical conditions
  • Are taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements
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What is UPTRAVI?

UPTRAVI (selexipag) is a prescription medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group 1), which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information about UPTRAVI?

Who should not take UPTRAVI?

  • Do not take UPTRAVI if you take gemfibrozil because this medicine may affect how UPTRAVI works and cause side effects

What should I tell my doctor before taking UPTRAVI?

Tell your doctor if you:

  • Have liver problems
  • Have narrowing of the pulmonary veins (veins in your lungs). This is called pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if UPTRAVI will harm your unborn baby
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if UPTRAVI passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take UPTRAVI or breastfeed. You should not do both.
  • Have any other medical conditions
  • Are taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements
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What is UPTRAVI?

UPTRAVI (selexipag) is a prescription medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group 1), which is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs.

UPTRAVI can help delay (slow down) the progression of your disease and lower your risk of being hospitalized for PAH.

It is not known if UPTRAVI is safe and effective in children.


What are the possible side effects of UPTRAVI?

The most common side effects are:

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Jaw pain
  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in arms or legs
  • Temporary reddening of the skin (flushing)
  • Joint pain
  • Low red blood cell count
  • Less appetite than usual
  • Rash

Talk to your doctor if you have a side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of UPTRAVI. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Keep UPTRAVI and all other medicines away from children.

What other medicines might interact with UPTRAVI?

  • UPTRAVI and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking. Do not start any new medicine until you check with your doctor

How should I take UPTRAVI?

  • Take UPTRAVI exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. Usually, your doctor will have you take UPTRAVI twice a day. Taking UPTRAVI with food may help you tolerate UPTRAVI better
  • Swallow UPTRAVI tablets whole. Do not split, crush, or chew tablets
  • Tell your doctor if you have any form of liver disease. Your doctor may need to change your dose of UPTRAVI
  • UPTRAVI is measured in micrograms (mcg). Tablets come in the following strengths: 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400, and 1600 mcg

Please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Product Information for UPTRAVI.