I am 79 and at stage 3 (800 mcg twice a day) of my Uptravi pathway medication and have experienced some side effects such as, muscle tightness in the shoulders and thighs, and slight headaches. These side effects usually began about 3 hours after I take each dose and lasts for about 3 hours. I am curious to know how this medication is affecting you, and if you are at your maximum dosage, do these side effects diminish or go away over time. I am also on Sildenafil and Opsumit.
Some of the things i would do to help myself get through the muscle pain was warm shower, heating pad (The beaded kind that goes in the microwave- mine is lavender and for some reason the smell helps), Icy Hot patches (OTC you can get at any drug store) Then there were days where I felt like it helped to get busy for a little around the house and power thru the pain and sometimes it helped take the edge off the aches
Check with your Dr - mine would let me take extra strength Tylenol -Hang in there - it has gotten better for me- im sure you will too!
Hi all, I'm also on the Uptravi twice a day I take 800 but I have to take Imodium before my pills and also 650 mg of Tylenol for the pain in my hands & feet however I do feel better so hoping these problems will go away. I'm also on O2. I keep pushing along & hope for the best. Well be having another Balloon Angioplasty about the middle of Feb. I've had it done 4 times already but it helps some. Hang in there everyone the alternative isn't good.
Ive been on Uptravi for 5 mos at 1,000 mcg 2 x day body aches much better now- almost gone - i go next wk to see if Dr wants me to titrate up or stay at this level
I could not take Uptravi gave me intestinal problems also unable to take Opsimet because of fluid retention the only thing i ga e tolerated is Revatio Hope ur symptoms improve otherwise u better check in with ur dr
Thanks you all for your responses. I started Uptravi in October 2021, got up to 800 mcg twice a day and stayed at that level until Feb. 2022, the side effects got better and I titrated up to 1400mcg twice a day. My Pulmonary Dr. kept me at that level (maintenance) and I am tolerating it very well (only side effect is jaw joint pain when I take my first bite of food and some diarrhea.
In March 2022 I was hospitalized because I passed out. While there it was discovered that I was seriously anemic which exacerbated the PAH, I have since received 2 iron infusions and that has caused my condition to improve greatly.
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