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
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

India : 

International : 

Coralan, Corlentor, Procoralan, Coraxan

Why it is prescribed : 

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 :






Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

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 : 

- Slow heart rate, palpitations, heart block, abnormal heart rhythm, difficulty in breathing and fainting.

   Central Nervous System
- Headache, and dizziness.

- Blurred vision.

- Nausea, vomiting and constipation.

- Eosinophilia.

- Muscle cramps and muscle weakness.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature (25C).


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Hi, I am 62 years. ICD implanted 11 SEP 2012 [Medtronic Maximo ll VR] for frequent VR, VT, I had post operative LV aneurysm 21 nov 2012. The ICD has been triggered 4 times, the latest one was 18 DEC 2015. Recently DR. prescribed IVABRADINE 5mg instead NOVODIGAL 0.2mg, after 7 days taking this medicine I feel breathless, tired and dizzy. Please your advice.
tiga  Sunday, February 15, 2015
hi, my father is 71 years. 21st of oct-14 he was treated with angioplasty with one stent. He has normal B.P with no blood sugar. But about from 23rd he has pulse rate above 95. recently Dr has prescribed this IVABRADINE 5mg BID. Please suggest me what should I do?? Nilotpal, Nov 11-2014.
babun123  Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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 it ok if take this medicine, coralan ivabradine? pls reply me, i am starting to take this medicine today.
luisi2  Saturday, November 2, 2013
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 6, 2013
in the official prescription leaflet , no indication about contraindication with calcium channel blocker. Please clarify. Mnay thanks.
ackf1961  Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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