Levosimendan

Information about Levosimendan

Levosimendan Uses

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
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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.

Frequently asked questions for Levosimendan

Levosimendan

Q. Can Levosimendan be given to patients with liver disease?

Levosimendan must be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver<br>impairment although no dose adjustment appears necessary for these patients. It should not be used in patients with severe liver disease.

Q. Can Levosimendan lower blood pressure?

Yes, Levosimendan can lower your blood pressure. Your blood pressure will be closely monitored after administration of Levosimendan.

Q. Can Levosimendan be given to patients with kidney disease?

Levosimendan should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate kidney impairment since impaired kidney function may lead to accumulation of the drug in the body leading to unwanted side effects.

Q. What test will be prescribed before and during treatment with Levosimendan?

Levosimendan may result in a decrease in your potassium and hemoglobin level. Thus your doctor will prescribe tests to monitor them regularly.

Q. Does Levosimendan increase heart rate?

Yes, Levosimendan may increase your heart rate. In such a case, your doctor will reduce the rate of infusion or discontinue if needed.

Q. Does Levosimendan cause a headache?

Yes, headache is a common side effect of Levosimendan. For any kind of pain after using Levosimendan, it is advisable to take sufficient rest, have a good diet, and avoid alcohol. If headaches become severe, consult your doctor.

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