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
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):
increased blood pressure
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, gatifloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, sparfloxacin, telithromycin, troleandomycin
medicines to control heart rhythm
medicines to treat or prevent malaria like chloroquine or halofantrine
phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
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:
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
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.