Ivasmart 5mg Tablet

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Introduction

Ivasmart 5mg Tablet is a medicine used for the treatment of angina (heart-related chest pain) and chronic (long-term) heart failure. It makes the heart work more efficiently by lowering the heart rate. This relieves chest pain and decreases the risk of hospitalization in heart failure patients.

The dose will depend on what you are being treated for. Since the treatment for angina or heart failure is usually life-long, you should not stop using it without talking to your doctor.  It should be taken with food at the same time each day. If you take too much in one go, your heart could slow down too much and make you feel breathless or tired. If this happens, call a doctor.

The most common side effects are temporary brightness in your vision and changes to your heart function. You may also experience uncontrolled blood pressure, headache, dizziness, and blurred vision. Some side effects such as fainting and significant changes to your heartbeat may be very serious and may need urgent medical attention. Avoid driving until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Do not use Ivasmart 5mg Tablet if you have severe liver disease, have a low resting heart rate, or a heart rhythm disorder. This medicine is also not suitable if you have very low blood pressure and heart failure that has recently become worse. This medicine interacts with certain other medicines used to treat high blood pressure, fungal infections, and HIV. Do not take it if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Ivasmart Tablet

In Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Ivasmart 5mg Tablet is a heart rate lowering medication. It works by slowing down your heart rate. This lowers the heart’s need for oxygen, making it less likely that you will suffer chest pain. The medicine can reduce the frequency of angina attacks and help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more efficiently. You should not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.

In Heart failure

Heart failure is a condition where your heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of your body. Ivasmart 5mg Tablet can be used in combination with other medicines to improve symptoms such as breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling and prevent heart failure from getting worse. This will improve your quality of life, allow you to go about your daily activities more easily, and decreases the risk of hospitalization in heart failure patients. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective. Do not stop taking it until the doctor tells you so, even if you feel well.

Side effects of Ivasmart Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ivasmart

  • Slow heart rate
  • Headache
  • Luminous phenomena (Enhanced brightness)
  • High blood pressure

How to use Ivasmart Tablet

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. Ivasmart 5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ivasmart Tablet works

Ivasmart 5mg 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, the heart works more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ivasmart 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ivasmart 5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ivasmart 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ivasmart 5mg 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.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ivasmart 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available for use of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Ivasmart 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Ivasmart Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Ivasmart 5mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You may experience temporary changes in your vision such as enhanced visual brightness. These changes may occur within the initial 2 months of treatment and should gradually go away.
  • Monitor your blood pressure when taking Ivasmart 5mg Tablet as it can increase your blood pressure.
  • Monitor your heart rate when taking this medicine, as low heart rate is a common side effect. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms of low heart rate such as dizziness, tiredness and low energy.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzazepine derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
I F sodium channel (sinoatrial node) current blockers

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FAQs

Q. What type of drug is Ivasmart 5mg Tablet?

Ivasmart 5mg Tablet is a heart medicine. It belongs to a class of medicine known as hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channel blockers. It works by slowing the heart rate. This helps the heart to pump more blood through the body each time it beats.

Q. Does Ivasmart 5mg Tablet affect vision?

Ivasmart 5mg Tablet may cause temporary brightness in the field of vision (luminous visual phenomena). This usually disappears with continuous use of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet. If this happens to you, be careful when driving or using machines at times when there could be sudden changes in light intensity, especially when driving at night.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdosage of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet?

The symptoms of overdosage of Ivasmart 5mg Tablet include slow heartbeat, dizziness, excessive tiredness and lack of energy. If you have taken higher than the recommended dose or experience any of these, consult your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention.

Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Ivasmart 5mg Tablet?

You should remember that Ivasmart 5mg Tablet may cause serious side effects in adults and children. Its use in pregnant women can harm the unborn baby. Some of the other serious side effects may include increased risk of irregular or rapid heartbeat (atrial fibrillation or heart rhythm problems) and slower than normal heart rate (bradycardia).

Q. Does Ivasmart 5mg Tablet lower blood pressure?

No, Ivasmart 5mg Tablet commonly causes an increase in blood pressure as a side effect. This change is temporary and does not affect the treatment with Ivasmart 5mg Tablet. However, it should not be given to patients with severely low blood pressure (blood pressure < 90/50 mmHg).

Q. Is Ivasmart 5mg Tablet a beta-blocker?

No, Ivasmart 5mg Tablet is not a beta-blocker. It lowers the heart rate by selectively blocking the sodium channel present in heart pacemaker cells responsible for the increase in the heart rate.

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Country of Origin: India

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