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Clinically significant adverse reactions that appear in other sections of the labeling include:

  • Embryo-fetal Toxicity [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Hepatotoxicity [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Decrease in Hemoglobin [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]

Clinical Trial Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

Safety data for OPSUMIT were obtained primarily from one placebo-controlled clinical study in 742 patients with PAH (SERAPHIN study) [see Clinical Studies]. The exposure to OPSUMIT in this trial was up to 3.6 years with a median exposure of about 2 years (N=542 for 1 year; N=429 for 2 years; and N=98 for more than 3 years). The overall incidence of treatment discontinuations because of adverse events was similar across OPSUMIT 10 mg and placebo treatment groups (approximately 11%).

Table 2 presents adverse reactions more frequent on OPSUMIT than on placebo by ≥ 3%.

Table 2 : Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reaction OPSUMIT 10 mg
(N=242) (%)
(N=249) (%)
Anemia 13 3
Nasopharyngitis/pharyngitis 20 13
Bronchitis 12 6
Headache 14 9
Influenza 6 2
Urinary tract infection 9 6