FAQs ABOUT RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET
Will smoking cause any decrease in the beneficial effects of RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET?
Yes, smoking can cause decrease in effectiveness of RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET as it affects the level of riociguat in your blood. That is the reason why you are advised to not smoke while getting treatment with RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET.
Can patients with lactose intolerance take RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET?
Lactose intolerance is inability to digest, partially or totally, which may cause bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhoea after consumption of milk and other dairy products and is because of enzyme deficiency. And therefore, pateints with lactose intolerance cannot take RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET. Consult your doctor for advice.
What happens if you forget to take RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET?
If you miss a dose of RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET, take another as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET two times to make up for the missed dose.
What will happen if I stop taking RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET without asking my doctor?
You cannot stop RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET without consulting your doctor as this medicine prevents further progression of disease and stopping RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET can sometimes make the condition worse. If you have stopped your medicine and it’s been more than 3 days, inform your doctor at once.
Can RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET be taken simultaneously with sildenafil, if not, then how it needs to be taken ?
No, you cannot take RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET simultaneously with sildenafil. If you want to take then you need to follow a protocol for the same. If you are stopping RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET and going to start sildenafil, wait for 24 hours after your last dose of RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET and then take sildenafil. If you are stopping sildenafil, you need to take RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET after 24 hours and not before that.
What can be done for easy swallowing of RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET?
If you are facing difficulty in swallowing RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET, you can crush the tablet and mix with water or soft food such as apple sauce and swallow the medicine. This needs to be done just before you are planning to take RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET and not before.
Why regular monitoring of blood pressure essential while taking RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET?
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is important for initial few months when the treatment for PAH starts with RIOCI 1.5MG TABLET. Blood pressure monitoring is helpful for the doctor in altering the corect dosage for you.