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Ibutilide Fumarate Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

IBUTILIDE is an antiarrhythmic agent. This medicine can help your heart beat regularly.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

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

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • palpitations

  • slow heart rate

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • headache

  • increased blood pressure

  • nausea

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • amoxapine

  • arsenic trioxide

  • certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, gatifloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, sparfloxacin, telithromycin, troleandomycin

  • cisapride

  • droperidol

  • haloperidol

  • hawthorn

  • levomethadyl

  • maprotiline

  • medicines to control heart rhythm

  • medicines to treat or prevent malaria like chloroquine or halofantrine

  • methadone

  • pentamidine

  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

  • pimozide

  • ranolazine

  • sertindole

  • tricyclic antidepressants

  • vardenafil

  • ziprasidone

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • liver disease

  • low blood magnesium levels

  • low blood potassium levels

  • other heart problems

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to ibutilide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.