Ivamac 5 Tablet

Manufactured byMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsIvabradine
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Description

Ivamac 5 Tablet is used to treat chronic heart failure (a condition where the heart does not pump the blood adequately) and stable angina (chest pain or discomfort). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ivamac 5 Tablet

  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fainting
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusal tiredness
  • Skin Rash
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

Uses of Ivamac 5 Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic stable Angina
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ivabradine or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Acute Decompensated heart failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from acute decompensated heart failure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe Hepatic impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe liver function impairment since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established for these patients.

Strong CYP3A4 inhibitors

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients receiving strong CYP3A4 inhibitors such as clarithromycin, ketoconazole, ritonavir, etc. due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Heart block

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a sino-atrial block or a third-degree AV block due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Unstable heart failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from an unstable or acute heart failure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Driving and Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness or blurred vision in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in Pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Hypotension

This medicine should be used with extreme caution due to the increased risk of a very low blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Atazanavir

Ciprofloxacin

Alfuzosin

Azithromycin

Fluconazole

Fluoxetine

Amiodarone

Disease interactions

Hepatic impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. These side effects may include dizziness, a very low heart rate, tiredness, fainting, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine lowers the heart rate and improves blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscles.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous cardiovascular agents

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 26 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9104.pdf

DailyMed - Ivabradine tablet, film coated [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 26 July 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=92018a65-38f6-45f7-91d4-a34921b81d0d

Ivabradine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 26 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09083

Ivabradine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 26 July 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a615027.html
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