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Ivabradine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Ivabradine

Generic Name : Ivabradine
Latest prescription information about Ivabradine. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . 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 Names/Brand Names of Ivabradine

India : 

International : 

Coralan, Corlentor, Procoralan, Coraxan
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Why is Ivabradine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a cardiotonic agent, prescribed for angina pectoris. It helps to lower the heart rate

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When should Ivabradine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe heart disease, and hypersensitivity. It should not be administered along with calcium channel blockers.

What is the dosage of Ivabradine?

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 should Ivabradine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ivabradine?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Ivabradine?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Ivabradine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ivabradine?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

Learn more about Ivabradine's interaction with Food and Herbs



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tiga, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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.

babun123, India

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.

luisi2, Malaysia

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.

abhitabh, India

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.

ackf1961, Hong Kong

in the official prescription leaflet , no indication about contraindication with calcium channel blocker. Please clarify. Mnay thanks.



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