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Switching from a pump to Orenitram

I'm starting on Orenitram on Monday aftering being on a pump. Scared but ready to try. Praying it is as successful as the pump has been. ## Hello, Becca! How are you doing? Orenitram is most commonly used to pulmonary arterial hypertension, it may also improve the ability to exercise for those suffering from PAH. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, diarrhea, headache, and stomach pain. Ref: Orenitram Information Is your doctor planning to taper you off the pump, and onto the new medication, or just do a clean switch? ## Made my switch to oral Orenitram successfully. Was in the ICU for five days and have had a few manageable side effects. Now starting my 4th week and so far it's been OK. I love showering with no port to contend with and not having...

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Orenitram success stories

I am scheduled to start Orenitram in 3 weeks, I have been on Sub-qutaneous remodulin for over a year and have had success with that medication. I have not been able to tolerate the pain from starting a new infusion site. It has been horrendously painful. I am so looking forward to switching to Orenitram but want to know if anyone else has switched from Sub-qutaneous remodulin to Orenitram and it has been just as sucessful? ## I take Orenitram. It is much better than subcutaneous Remodulin, which when starting a new site is extremely painful. So I recommend Orenitram for PAH.??. ## Orenitram, and Remodulin both contain the same active ingredient, Treprostinil, so if one worked well for you, then it is reasonable to expect similar results from the other. It is just a different dosing meth...

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