Riociguat lowers blood pressure in your lungs, helping your heart pump blood more efficiently. Riociguat is used to treat chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) in people who cannot be treated with surgery, or in people who have undergone surgery but still have symptoms. Riociguat can treat certain symptoms of CTEPH and can improve your ability to exercise. Riociguat is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Riociguat can improve your ability to exercise and help prevent PAH from getting worse. Riociguat is available to women only under a special program from a certified pharmacy. You must be registered in the program and understand the risks and benefits of taking this medication. Riociguat may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Adempas is a brand of the drug riociguat, a vasodilator used to lower blood pressure in the lungs and helps the heart work more efficiently. The drug is used in the treatment of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).