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General Information on Ibutilide

Generic Name : Ibutilide

Pronunciation : eye-BYOO-tih-lide

Latest prescription information about Ibutilide. 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 : Y52.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiarrhythmics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ibutilide

International- Covert.

Why is Ibutilide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart rhythm. It works by slowing the conduction of the irregular heartbeat.

When should Ibutilide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It is contraindicated in patients who are taking itraconazole, prolonged QT interval and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ibutilide?

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 should Ibutilide be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ibutilide?

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.

What are the side effects of Ibutilide?

  Heart: Low/high blood pressure, palpitations, slow/fast heart rate, heart failure and fainting.
  Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
  Central Nervous System: Headache.

What are the other precautions for Ibutilide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ibutilide?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20 to 25C).

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