This medication is a cardiotonic agent, prescribed for angina pectoris. It helps to lower the heart rate
Contraindicated in patients with severe heart disease, and hypersensitivity. It should not be administered along with calcium channel blockers.
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.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• 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.
• 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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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