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Corvert Side Effects

Generic Name: ibutilide

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

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.

Some side effects of Corvert may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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