Person receives milrinone continuously 24/7 and wants to know how long can they stay on it? What is the longest time someone had been on it?
"There is no experience in controlled trials with infusions of Milrinone for periods exceeding 48 hours." ... taken from https://www.drugs.com/pro/milrinone.html
My father has been on it for about 5 days now, and is expected to stay on it until he can receive a donor heart... could be months. I don't really know why the fact sheet says no more than 48 hours. A person would have to stay on milrinone until they either have a heart transplant, or decide how they want their belongings split up, as it is prescribed for patients suffering from chronic heart failure.
i have been on milrinone for 1 month with no adverse effect.24 hrs/7days a week. no improvement but maintaining my vitals
My mother has been on it for five years now intravenously. We received very few answers when we asked these questions of the doctors at the time she started it. That's part of the frustration, not knowing what to expect. But she has certainly gone past any expectation they originally had for her. I think it depends on the person how long it can help.
That is my frustration. I have been told I'm not eligible for a heart transplant and I have been on Milrinone since Nov. 2015.
- Milrinone Information for Consumers
- Milrinone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Milrinone (detailed)
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