Generic Name : Ibutilide Pronunciation : eye-BYOO-tih-lide Therapeutic Classification : Antiarrhythmics ICD Code : Y52.2
International- Covert. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart rhythm. It works by slowing the conduction of the irregular heartbeat. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): It is contraindicated in patients who are taking itraconazole, prolonged QT interval and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : IV- Initial dose: For patients weighing >= 60 Kg: 1 mg administered slowly over 10 minutes infusion. For patients weighing < 60 Kg: 0.01 mg/kg administered slowly over 10 minutes infusion. How it should be taken : It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart diseases, low level of minerals in blood, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Heart- Low/high blood pressure, palpitations, slow/fast heart rate, heart failure and fainting.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea.
Central Nervous System- Headache.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).
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