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What are the possible risks and side-effects of iloprost?

The main side-effects of iloprost are:

  • facial flushing
  • headaches
  • a fall in blood pressure – therefore your blood pressure will be carefully monitored during your treatment.

Less common side-effects include:

  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • 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.


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