milrinone lactate-injection, Primacor (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication is generally well tolerated. Headache, chest pain and a slight fever have been reported as a result of this medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience: irregular heartbeat. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: heart valve disease (e.g., aortic or pulmonic valvular disease). Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: irregular heartbeat, mineral imbalance (low potassium blood level), certain other serious heart disease (e.g., hypertrophic subaortic stenosis), kidney disease, any allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication is found in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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