inamrinone -injection, Inocor (cont.)

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. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

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).

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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