Ivabradine is a used to treat symptomatic stable angina pectoris (chest pain), chronic heart failure. It can be used in combination with standard therapy, including beta-blocker therapy or when beta-blockers are contraindicated or not tolerated.
How it works
Ivabradine mainly works by reducing the heart rate by a few beats per minute which lowers the heart's need for oxygen especially in the situations when an angina attack is more likely to happen. In this way, it helps to control and reduce the number of angina attacks and further helps to improve the heart functioning and vital prognosis in affected patients.
Common side effects
multiple images, dizziness and blurred vision, fainting, palpitations and cardiac extra beats, coloured flashes, nausea, difficulty breathing, impaired vision, skin rash, abdominal pain, an excess of eosinophils and elevated creatinine in blood, angioedema, low blood pressure, tiredness, rashes due to allergy., decreasedheart rate, constipation, Visual problems such as halo, diarrhea, uncontrolled blood pressure, double vision, irregular rapid contraction of the heart, changes in laboratory parameters: high blood levels of uric acid, spinning sensation, muscle cramps, headache, weakness