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How could viagra (sildenafil) help babies with chronic pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sildenafil - the active ingredient in viagra (sildenafil) - is fda approved as Revatio for treatment of pulmonary HTN in adults.
It is likely that it would also be effective in children and is widely used in children as other other adult approved medicines for pulmonary htn.

In brief: Yes

Sildenafil - the active ingredient in viagra (sildenafil) - is fda approved as Revatio for treatment of pulmonary HTN in adults.
It is likely that it would also be effective in children and is widely used in children as other other adult approved medicines for pulmonary htn.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: PAH

Viagra or sildenafil is fda approved for adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) but there have been some safety issues raised with higher doses in children.
The medication opens blood vessels in the lung. Check with your pediatrician.

In brief: PAH

Viagra or sildenafil is fda approved for adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) but there have been some safety issues raised with higher doses in children.
The medication opens blood vessels in the lung. Check with your pediatrician.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dilates blood vessel

Sildenafil the chemical name for viagra, (sildenafil) works by blocking the breakdown of a chemical important to dilating blood vessels.
In babies with pulmonary hypertension, this helps dilate blood vessels in the lungs and therefore lowers the lung blood pressure and the work the heart must do to pump the blood into the lung circulation.

In brief: Dilates blood vessel

Sildenafil the chemical name for viagra, (sildenafil) works by blocking the breakdown of a chemical important to dilating blood vessels.
In babies with pulmonary hypertension, this helps dilate blood vessels in the lungs and therefore lowers the lung blood pressure and the work the heart must do to pump the blood into the lung circulation.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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