What is Lancora used for?
The medication Lancora (Ivabradine) is used in combination with other medications to treat stable, chronic heart failure in adults with a resting heart rate of 77 or higher. It works by reducing the heart rate by reducing the rate at which the heart muscle contracts (beats). The risk of dying from heart failure increases with an increased heart rate. Several brands and/or dosage forms may be available for this medication.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lancora
Lancora (Ivabradine) is recommended to be taken by mouth two times daily at a dose of 5 mg. As the medication works and side effects subside, your doctor may adjust your dose after two weeks. It may take the doctor up to two weeks to adjust your dose, depending on how well the medication works and whether you are experiencing any side effects.
The recommended dosage for Lancora (Ivabradine) is twice daily: once in the morning and once in the evening after eating. Follow the instructions provided by your doctor and medication guide for ideal results. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 3 months of treatment.
In order to achieve the best results from this medication, it should be taken with food. You should avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice as these can increase your risk of experiencing side effects.
An individual's weight, other conditions, and medications can affect how much medication they need. Do not change your medication intake unless you consult your doctor if your dose has been changed from this list.
The medication should be taken exactly according to the doctor's instructions. If you miss a dose, skip it and continue taking it on your regular schedule. You should not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. Your doctor or pharmacist can give you advice if you're unsure what to do.
Keeping it out of reach of children, protecting it from light, and keeping it at room temperature are some of the best ways to store this medication. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction such as trouble breathing.
Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. This may harm an unborn baby or pass into breast milk. Your doctor may recommend birth control when you begin using Lancora.
The most commonly reported side effects of Lancora include:
- symptoms of irregular heart beat
- general feeling of being unwell
- increased blood pressure
- vision changes (blurred vision, light spots, flashes)
- worsening symptoms of heart failure
- muscle cramps
- sudden decrease in blood pressure
- abnormally slow heart rate
- joint pain
- cold extremities (fingers and toes)
- red, itchy skin
- abdominal pain
There are other side effects that may occur that are not listed on this page.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects if you find them unmanageable.
Few known Drug Interactions of Lancora are listed below:
A complete list of Lancora Drug Interactions is not available on this page.
Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.
Starting price of Lancora 5mg cost in Canada
- 56 tabs - $84.00 USD ($1.50 per tabs)
- 112 tabs - $168.00 USD ($1.50 per tabs)
- 168 tabs - $252.00 USD ($1.50 per tabs)
Starting price of Lancora 7.5mg cost in Canada
- 56 tabs - $136.50 USD ($2.44 per tabs)
- 112 tabs - $262.50 USD ($2.34 per tabs)
- 168 tabs - $378.00 USD ($2.25 per tabs)
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