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What is Ivabradine used for?
Ivabradine is used for the symptomatic treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris and chronic heart failure, which is not managed by beta blockers.
Ivabradine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Ivabradine work?
Ivabradine belongs to the class of drugs called cardiotonic agents. The drug acts by blocking the action of cyclic nucleotide-gated channels, thereby helping the heart to beat slowly and regulate normal heart rate.
How to take Ivabradine?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Ivabradine as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with food.
If you miss a dose of Ivabradine, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Ivabradine?
Drugs that interact with Ivabradine include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Ivabradine?
The following are the most common side effects of Ivabradine:
- Blurred vision
- Unusual tiredness
The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Trouble in breathing
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions Ivabradine?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Ivabradine or similar drugs.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Ivabradine.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Ivabradine causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Avoid Ivabradine during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is unknown.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
- Avoid taking St. John's wort with Ivabradine.
You are advised not to take Ivabradine if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Ivabradine?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver, kidney, thyroid or any respiratory diseases.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs such as Diltiazem and Verapamil, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about Ivabradine
- How should Ivabradine be stored?
- What are the conditions in which Ivabradine is contraindicated?
- What are the overdose symptoms of Ivabradine?
- Should I follow any dietary restrictions while taking Ivabradine?
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Ivabradine?
Store Ivabradine in a cool and dry place, away from light and moisture.
Ivabradine is contraindicated for the patients with cardiogenic shock, severe hypotension, unstable or acute heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, pregnancy and lactation.
The overdose symptoms of Ivabradine may include difficulty in breathing, dizziness, excessive tiredness, and swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, and eyes. You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.
You must avoid grapefruit juice and a diet rich in cholesterol while using Ivabradine. Grapefruit juice may increase the risk of side effects of the drug.
Monitoring of heart function is important before and while using Ivabradine.
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