Ivabradine

 

 Ivabradine

 

Brand: Procoralan

Application: Prevention of angina and heart failure

 

Ivabradine drug forms

  • Tablet

 

Ivabradine Drug Information

Amount and method of taking ivabradine

Contraindications to the use of ivabradine

Ivabradine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of ivabradine on driving and working with machines

Ivabradine drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking ivabradine

Side effects of ivabradine

Ivabradine overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of ivabradine

 

 

Ivabradine Drug Information

Ivabradine is prescribed for heart patients to prevent angina pain and heart failure. Angina is a chest pain caused by narrowing of one or more of the arteries that supply blood to your heart. This narrowing of the arteries reduces blood flow to the muscular parts of the heart, and when your heart needs more blood and oxygen (for example, when walking fast or climbing stairs), blood passing through the narrowed arteries causes angina pain. It becomes.

Heart failure is also a disease in which the heart is unable to pump blood effectively to other organs, causing blood and oxygen problems to reach the rest of your body. Ivabradine works by slowing down your heart rate. Because your heart is beating faster, the amount of oxygen in your heart rate decreases.

If you have been prescribed ivabradine to prevent angina, this medicine will help reduce the number of angina attacks and pain. Also, if you have been prescribed ivabradine for heart failure, this medicine may cause your heart to need less work to pump blood to other organs. If you have heart failure.

 

Amount and method of taking ivabradine

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with ivabradine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of ivabradine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. It is usually given once in the morning and once at night. Your doctor may prescribe a small dose of this medicine (half a pill) at first, and after a while your doctor may increase the dose of your medicine, just follow your doctor's instructions to take the medicine.
  • Two doses of this drug in the form of 5 and 7.5 mg are available in pharmacies.
  • Try to take your doses at a specific time of day so that you take your medications regularly and do not forget.
  • Swallow the tablet with some water and avoid breaking or chewing it.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of ivabradine at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of ivabradine

  • Note the expiration date of ivabradine and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
  • Never give ivabradine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for ivabradine drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Ivabradine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of ivabradine on driving and working with machines

Ivabradine may cause blurred vision, make sure you are healthy before driving or operating machinery.

 

Ivabradine drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some of the drugs that may affect the elimination of ivabradine from the body and thus affect the function of this drug are: Azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, telithromycin), Diltiazem, HIV protease inhibitors (eg nelfinavir, ritonavir), nefazodone, rifampins (eg rifabutin, rifampin), verapamil, anticonvulsants (eg carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin), St. John's wort.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking ivabradine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ivabradine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you have a heart rate monitor.
  • If you have low blood pressure.
  • If you have recently had a heart attack.
  • If you have a retinal problem.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of ivabradine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Dizziness: Do not drive or use any tools or machines until you are fully conscious.
  • Headache: Use appropriate painkillers and drink plenty of water.
  • Blurred vision and sensitivity to light

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of ivabradine.

 

Ivabradine overdose (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take Ivabradine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned with ivabradine and you have symptoms such as a slow heartbeat, shortness of breath, fainting and severe weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of ivabradine

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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