Medicine Overview of Ivarest Tablet
Side Effects of Ivarest are Slow heart rate, Headache, Luminous phenomena (Enhanced brightness), High blood pressure.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ivarest 5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Ivarest 5 mg Tablet is a heart rate lowering medication. It works by reducing the heart rate which lowers the oxygen requirement of the heart. As a result, heart works more efficiently.
In Depth Information on Ivarest Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Ivarest 5 mg Tablet to treat heart diseases, especially heart failure or angina (chest pain).
Ivarest 5 mg Tablet must be taken with food.
- Notify your doctor if you have a feeling of a heartbeat (palpitations), chest pressure, or shortness of breath. These could be symptoms of an irregular heartbeat caused by Ivarest 5 mg Tablet.
- Monitor your heart rate when taking Ivarest 5 mg Tablet as low heart rate is a common side effect. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms of low heart rate such as dizziness, tiredness, low energy.
- Monitor your blood pressure when taking Ivarest 5 mg Tablet as it can increase your blood pressure.
- You may experience temporary changes in your vision such as enhanced visual brightness due to sudden changes in light intensity. These changes may occur within the initial 2 months of treatment and should gradually go away.
Ivarest Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ivarest 5 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Ivarest 5 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Ivarest 5 mg Tablet may cause transient luminous phenomena consisting mainly of phosphenes. The possible occurrence of such luminous phenomena should be taken into account especially when driving at night.
Ivarest 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ivarest 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available for use of Ivarest 5 mg Tablet in patients with severe kidney disease.
Ivarest 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ivarest 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ivarest 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Ivarest 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Ivarest Tablet
Q. What is Ivarest used for?
Ivarest is a heart medicine used in adult patients to treat symptomatic stable angina pectoris (chest pain) and chronic heart failure.
Q. How does Ivarest work in heart failure?
Chronic heart failure is a heart disease which happens when your heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of your body. Ivarest mainly works by reducing the heart rate a few beats per minute. As increased heart rate affects the heart functioning in patients with chronic heart failure, the specific heart rate lowering action of Ivarest helps to improve the heart functioning and survival in these patients
Q. How does Ivarest reduce angina?
Angina is a heart disease which happens when the heart does not receive enough oxygen. Ivarest mainly works by reducing the heart rate a few beats per minute. This lowers the work of heart and heart's need for oxygen especially in the situations when an angina attack is more likely to happen. In this way, Ivarest helps to control and reduce the number of angina attacks.
Q. Does Ivarest lower blood pressure?
Ivarest can lower blood pressure, although it is an uncommon side effect. Uncontrolled blood pressure is a common side effect of Ivarest. Please consult your doctor before taking Ivarest if you suffer from mild to moderate low blood pressure or if you suffer from uncontrolled blood pressure, especially after a change in your treatment for blood pressure.
Q. Does Ivarest cause long QT interval?
Ivarest causes a decrease in heart rate which may cause QT prolongation, giving rise to severe arrhythmias (condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm) especially torsades de pointes.
Q. Is Ivarest a beta blocker?
Ivarest is not a beta blocker. Ivarest lowers heart rate by inhibition of the cardiac pacemaker funny (If) current that regulates heart rate, a mechanism different from that of beta blockers.
Ivarest is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Ivarest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved?
Yes, Ivarest is approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Q. Is Ivarest a calcium channel blocker?
Ivarest is not a calcium channel blocker. Ivarest lowers heart rate by inhibition of the cardiac pacemaker funny (If) current that regulates heart rate.
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