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General Information on Milrinone

Generic Name : Milrinone

Pronunciation : MILL-ri-none

Latest prescription information about Milrinone. 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 | Therapeutic Classification : Cardiovascular Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Milrinone

Why is Milrinone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor, prescribed for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) (serious cause of acute respiratory distress).  It increases the pumping strength of the heart.

When should Milrinone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with recent heart attack and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Milrinone?

Adult: IV- Loading dose: 50 mcg/kg then continuous maintenance infusion of 0.375-0.75 mcg/kg/min. Adjust according to response. Max:1.13 mcg/kg/day.

How should Milrinone 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 Milrinone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart valve disease, irregular heartbeat, mineral imbalance, other heart diseases, kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Milrinone?

  This medication is generally well tolerated.
  Heart: Fast heart rate, abnormal/irregular heart beat, low blood pressure and chest pain.
  Central Nervous System: Headache.
  Miscellaneous: Decreased potassium level in blood, tremor and decreased platelet count.

What are the other precautions for Milrinone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Milrinone?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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