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Primacor 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.

Drug information on Primacor (Milrinone) from Sanofi Aventis Pharma India

Primacor

  Injection
Sanofi Aventis Pharma India
Generic : Milrinone
 849.00
10mg/10ml
10 ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Primacor may be prescribed


Side effects of Primacor

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Primacor?

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

When is Primacor not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with recent heart attack and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Primacor

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.

Other Precautions for Primacor

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Primacor

Store it at room temperature (25°C).



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