Primacor I.V. Side Effects
Generic name: milrinone
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 20, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about milrinone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Primacor I.V..
For the Consumer
Applies to milrinone: parenteral injection for iv infusion, parenteral injection for iv use
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to milrinone: intravenous solution
Cardiovascular side effects have included ventricular arrhythmias (12%), ventricular ectopic activity (8%), supraventricular arrhythmias (3.8%), sustained and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (1% and 2.8%, respectively), ventricular fibrillation (0.2%), and atrial fibrillation. Hypotension (2.9%) and angina/chest pain (1.2%) have occurred. In addition, rare reports of torsades de pointes have been reported in postmarketing experience.[Ref]
Hematologic side effects of reversible thrombocytopenia (0.4%), inhibition of platelet activity, and increased bleeding time have occurred. While these effects have been described in patients undergoing cardiac surgery who had received milrinone for 12 to 24 hours, they have not been associated with acute administration of milrinone. The hematologic side effects of milrinone may be important in some patients who are awaiting cardiac catheterization, transplant, or other significant invasive procedures.[Ref]
General gastrointestinal complaints have been reported rarely.[Ref]
Hepatic side effects including liver function test abnormalities have been reported in postmarketing experience.[Ref]
Other side effects including rash and skin reactions have been reported in postmarketing experience.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have been reported including isolated, spontaneous reports of bronchospasm.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects including rash has been reported in postmarketing experience.
Local side effects including infusion site reaction has been reported in postmarketing experience.
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