Information about Levosimendan
Levosimendan is used in Heart failure.
How Levosimendan works
Levosimendan makes the heart pump blood with more strength and force, which increases the blood circulation throughout the body.
Common side effects of Levosimendan
Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats), Constipation, Decreased blood pressure, Decreased potassium level in blood, Headache, Increased heart rate, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nausea
Expert advice for Levosimendan
- Levosimendan is given as a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion) under the supervision of a doctor.
- It makes you feel dizzy or lightheaded. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- You will be constantly monitored for changes in ECG, blood pressure and heart rate for at least 3 days after the treatment or until you become stable.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.