What are the possible risks and side-effects of iloprost?
The main side-effects of iloprost are:
- facial flushing
- a fall in blood pressure – therefore your blood pressure will be carefully monitored during your treatment.
Less common side-effects include:
- nausea (feeling sick)
- muscle cramps
- pain in the jaw.
Paracetamol and an anti-sickness drug can be given if you experience side-effects. All side-effects disappear very quickly once the iloprost infusion is stopped or reduced.
If you have any concerns about your treatment or its side-effects you should discuss these with your doctor, rheumatology nurse or pharmacist.