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Ibutilide Side Effects

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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.