Description and Brand Names
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Riociguat is used to treat adults with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) that can be treated with surgery, or that cannot be treated with surgery.
Riociguat is also used to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), by relaxing these blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood to the lungs, which reduces the workload of the heart.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription and through a special restricted distribution program called the Adempas® REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) Program.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: