Ivabradine - Drug Information

Generic Name : Ivabradine

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Latest prescription information about Ivabradine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti-Ischaemic Agents
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Trade Name(s): 
India : 

International : Coralan, Corlentor, Procoralan, Coraxan

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is a cardiotonic agent, prescribed for angina pectoris. It helps to lower the heart rate

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with severe heart disease, and hypersensitivity. It should not be administered along with calcium channel blockers.

Pregnancy Category :

A B C D X

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult: PO- Initial: The recommended dose is 5 mg twice daily. Increase if necessary to 7.5 mg twice daily after 3-4 weeks. It may be reduced upto 2.5-5 mg twice daily if needed.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Warnings and Precautions :  Caution should be exercised in patients with abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, stroke, who are taking other medications, liver impairment, runny nose, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Patient may develop with increased risk of fluctuating eye pressure; if it is so stop the medication immediately.
Monitor regularly for atrial flutter occurrence while taking this medication.
It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Side Effects :  Heart - Slow heart rate, palpitations, heart block, abnormal heart rhythm, difficulty in breathing and fainting.
Central Nervous System - Headache, and dizziness.
Eye - Blurred vision.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Blood - Eosinophilia.
Musculoskeletal - Muscle cramps and muscle weakness.

Other Precautions :  Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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luisi2
hi, i just have my heart check up and the doctor find out that i have undetermined heart rhythm, i have vent. rate of 90 bmps and my ecg says i have to wave abnormality and anterior ischemia, and then my doctor prescribe me to take this once a day, i am 19 yrs old.is it ok if take this medicine, coralan ivabradine? pls reply me, i am starting to take this medicine today.
luisi2  Saturday, November 02, 2013
abhitabh
Ivabradine is good control over cardiac Rhythm and decrease heart rate. this drug has more affinity toward selective alpha 1 blocker as well it causes blindness in many pt. those who suffering from specially Eye Disease should not touch ,and during pregnancy it cause neonatal blindness.
abhitabh  Friday, September 06, 2013
ackf1961
in the official prescription leaflet , no indication about contraindication with calcium channel blocker. Please clarify. Mnay thanks.
ackf1961  Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Garth45
I am having by-pass surgery, should i stop taking Coralan before the operation.
Garth45  Thursday, November 29, 2012

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