What is this medication?
IVABRADINE (eye VAB ra deen) is used for heart failure.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Corlanor
What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- certain heart conditions like sick sinus syndrome, sinoatrial block, or third-degree atrioventricular block
- heart failure that has recently worsened
- liver disease
- low blood pressure
- low resting heart rate
- an unusual or allergic reaction to ivabradine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medication?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Avoid grapefruit juice. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 months for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, skip it. Take your next dose at the normal time. Do not take extra or 2 doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose.
What may interact with this medication?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- certain antibiotics like chloramphenicol, clarithromycin, telithromycin
- certain antivirals for HIV or hepatitis
- certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, or voriconazole
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heartbeat
- certain medicines for seizures like phenobarbital and phenytoin
- St. John's wort
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Visit your healthcare professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
You may experience changes in vision. Use caution if you are driving or using machinery when sudden changes in light intensity may occur, especially while driving at night. This effect may decrease after using this medicine for a long time.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their healthcare professional if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects and harm to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional for more information.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- high blood pressure
- signs and symptoms of a dangerous change in heartbeat or heart rhythm like chest pain; dizziness; fast or irregular heartbeat; palpitations; feeling faint or lightheaded; breathing problems
- unusually slow heartbeat
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- changes in vision
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Where should I keep my medication?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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