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Corvert Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ibutilide (Corvert)?
- What are the possible side effects of ibutilide (Corvert)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ibutilide (Corvert)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving ibutilide (Corvert)?
- How is ibutilide given (Corvert)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Corvert)?
- What happens if I overdose (Corvert)?
- What should I avoid after receiving ibutilide (Corvert)?
- What other drugs will affect ibutilide (Corvert)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Corvert)?
Since ibutilide is given as needed by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Corvert)?
Tell your caregivers right away if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, gasping for breath, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid after receiving ibutilide (Corvert)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you are treated with ibutilide.
What other drugs will affect ibutilide (Corvert)?
Tell your doctor if you have taken a heart rhythm medication within the past 4 hours. This includes:
- amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone);
- dofetilide (Tikosyn);
- disopyramide (Norpace);
- ibutilide (Corvert);
- procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl);
- quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinaglute); and
- sotalol (Betapace).
Some antihistamines can interact with ibutilide. Tell your doctor if you are using an antihistamine such as:
- azatadine (Optimine);
- azelastine (Astelin);
- brompheniramine (Dimetapp);
- chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton);
- clemastine (Tavist);
- hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril); or
- promethazine (Phenergan), used to treat nausea.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ibutilide. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about ibutilide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Corvert Information
- Corvert Drug Interactions Center: ibutilide fumarate iv
- Corvert Side Effects Center
- Corvert FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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