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Corvert Side Effects

Generic Name: ibutilide

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of ibutilide. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Corvert.

Not all side effects for Corvert may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to ibutilide: parenteral solution for injection

Side effects include:

Generally well tolerated. Adverse events affecting the cardiovascular system (e.g., arrhythmogenic affects, affects on cardiac conduction, palpitation, hypotension, hypertension), nausea, and headache reported in ≤5.1% of patients.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ibutilide: intravenous solution


The most common adverse reactions were ventricular extrasystoles, non-sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, headache, and non-sustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Sustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, non-sustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, non-sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, atrioventricular block, bundle branch block, ventricular extrasystoles, hypotension/postural hypotension, bradycardia/sinus bradycardia, tachycardia/sinus tachycardia/supraventricular tachycardia, hypertension, QT segment prolonged, palpitation, tachycardia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular extrasystoles, nodal arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, idioventricular rhythm[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Syncope[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Renal failure[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Corvert (ibutilide)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

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