It is a cyclic nucleotide gated calcium channel used as first-line treatment for heart failure. It functions by lowering heart rate. It is used to stop heart failures. It is used in case of angina pectoris or in sinus tachycardia. It is much effective than beta blockers. It is an FDA approved drug. Various brands available on our site are Coralan.
Dosage information of Ivabradine: For congestive heart failure, take 5 mg two times in a day via the oral route. You can consume it with water or food.
Contraindication: Do not use if you are hypersensitive to this drug. Avoid in case of heart failure, low blood pressure, and heart block etc. Brief out your doctor if you are pregnant, or have heart problems. Do not double the dose. Do not take grapefruit juice and alcohol with it. It is totally contraindicated in sick sinus syndrome. Never use if you have a pacemaker.
Drug-drug interactions: Various possible drug interaction can occur with azole antifungals (Itraconazole), beta blockers (Propranolol), Digoxin, Diltiazem, Verapamil, Nefazodone, macrolide antibiotics (Clarithromycin), Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, and some protease inhibitors. Check the use of drugs like Cialis, Lyrica, Paracetamol, Janumet, Ventolin, Lexapro, Lasix, Lanoxin, and vitamin D3.
Precautions to be followed: There is the possibility of sudden vision changes so avoid driving. Do check blood pressure while on this therapy. If you observe side effects like chest pain, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, vision changes immediately consult a doctor. Use with extreme caution in heart patients. Do not miss its dose. Use only when your doctor prescribes it. Do not double the dose.