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
Trade Names/Brand Names of Ivabradine
Coralan, Corlentor, Procoralan, Coraxan
Why is Ivabradine Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is a cardiotonic agent, prescribed for angina pectoris. It helps to lower the heart rate
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 :
• Gastrointestinal :
Nausea, vomiting and constipation.
• Blood :
• 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 (25°C).