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Medication Information Leaflet
Ivabradine can be used in the following heart conditions:
Ivabradine works by slowing down your heart rate to reduce your heart’s oxygen need. By doing so, your heart will require less oxygen and do less work to pump blood more effectively around your body.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Low or high blood pressure
Changes in vision – temporary enhanced brightness in vision, blurred vision
Ivabradine may slow down heartbeat, or cause new irregular heartbeats. Symptoms include one or more of the following:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Some medications may interact with ivabradine and affect its effectiveness or increase the risk of side-effects. However, these medications may also be important for your treatment. Inform your healthcare professional of the other medications you are currently taking. Examples include:
Consult your healthcare professional if you are unsure whether your existing medications can be taken together with this medication.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
This article was last reviewed on
Tuesday, July 6, 2021