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INAMRINONE
INAMRINONE -INJECTION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

INAMRINONE -INJECTION

(INAM-rih-nown)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Inocor

Uses

This medication is used to manage heart failure on a short-term basis.

How To Use

This medication is generally given continuously by vein (IV infusion), as directed by the doctor. Dosage is based on the your medical condition and response to therapy. Follow all instructions for proper dilution with the correct IV fluids. Consult your pharmacist. This medication should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use. If present, do not use the liquid.

Side Effects

Nausea or pain/redness at the injection site may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Unlikely but report promptly: irregular heart beat, dizziness, muscle cramping/weakness, unusual bleeding or bruising. Very unlikely but report promptly: chest pain, swelling, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, trouble breathing, fever. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell the doctor the patient's medical history, including: allergies (especially to sulfites), kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease (especially heart valve problems), recent heart attack, low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia). To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly if rising from a seated or lying position. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with the doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult the doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell the doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication the patient may use, especially of: heart drugs (e.g., disopyramide or digoxin). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor for side effects and response to treatment.

Missed Dose

If the dose is interrupted, contact the doctor or pharmacist immediately to re-establish dosing.

Storage

Store ampules at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 - 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. After dilution in IV fluids (consult the pharmacist for details) this drug is stable at room temperature, or when refrigerated between 36 and 46 degrees F (2-8 degrees), for 24 hours. Discard any unused liquid.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).