Ivabradine Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 16, 2022.
Commonly reported side effects of ivabradine include: bradycardia. Other side effects include: atrial fibrillation. Continue reading for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Applies to ivabradine: oral solution, oral tablet.
Serious side effects of Ivabradine
Along with its needed effects, ivabradine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ivabradine:
- Blurred vision
- chest pain or discomfort
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- pounding in the ears
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- unusual tiredness
Incidence not known
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
Other side effects of Ivabradine
Some side effects of ivabradine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Seeing flashes of light
Incidence not known
- Double vision
- feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
- flushing or redness of the skin
- seeing double
- sensation of spinning
- trouble seeing
- unusually warm skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ivabradine: oral liquid, oral tablet.
Very common (10% or more): Cardiac failure (21.7%), bradycardia (up to 10%)
Common (1% to 10%): Hypertension, blood pressure increased, atrial fibrillation, ventricular extrasystoles, atrioventricular block first degree, unstable angina, angina pectoris aggravated, myocardial ischemia, blood pressure inadequately controlled, sinus tachycardia, supraventricular extrasystoles, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, bradycardia symptomatic, bradycardia asymptomatic, angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction, hypotension, sudden cardiac death
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Atrioventricular block second degree, atrioventricular block third degree, sick sinus syndrome
Phosphenes generally occur within the first 2 months of treatment and may occur repeatedly afterward. They were generally reported as mild to moderate in intensity and led to discontinuation in less than 1% of patients. Most cases resolved during or after treatment.[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Phosphene-like events (14.5%)
Common (1% to 10%): Phosphenes, visual brightness, blurred vision
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Diplopia, visual impairment[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness, ischemic stroke
Common (1% to 10%): Sudden death, fall
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Vertigo, asthenia, fatigue
Rare (less than 0.1%): Malaise[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Blood creatinine increased, anemia
Common (1% to 10%): Renal failure[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Transaminases increased[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Angioedema, rash
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Muscle cramps[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
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2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. "Product Information. Corlanor (ivabradine)." Amgen USA (2015):
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