Highlights for ibutilide
ibutilide Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- slow heart rate
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- increased blood pressure
ibutilide May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- arsenic trioxide
- certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, gatifloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, sparfloxacin, telithromycin, troleandomycin
- medicines to control heart rhythm
- medicines to treat or prevent malaria like chloroquine or halofantrine
- phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
- tricyclic antidepressants
How to Use ibutilide
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- liver disease
- low blood magnesium levels
- low blood potassium levels
- other heart problems
- an unusual or allergic reaction to ibutilide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: May 5, 2009