A pulse oximeter is a device used to estimate the amount of oxygen carried in the blood and pulse rate.
A: Don’t take herbal supplements, high amounts of vitamin supplements or any “antiviral cures” without consulting your PH care team. Herbal therapies should be viewed as drugs and can be harmful.
A: Certain PH medications may require blood and/or urine tests to refill your prescription. If you are concerned about going to the hospital for tests but are short on medication, contact your PH care provider and/or specialty pharmacy. Your specialty pharmacy might require home visits for some medications. Most have temporarily halted home visits,
Q: What risks are associated with medication for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) or chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) when infected with the COVID-19 virus?
A: The use of PAH and CTEPH medications hasn’t been studied in PAH or CTEPH patients who contract COVID-19. Stopping or modifying your medication isn’t recommended because that could make your PAH or CTEPH worse. Talk about medication concerns with your PH health care team.
Veklury (remdesivir) is the first COVID-19 treatment the FDA-approved for hospitalized patients. Other medications are being studied as potential treatments for COVID-19.