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What is Corlanor?

Corlanor (ivabradine) is a drug prescribed to treat certain patients suffering from chronic heart failure. Patients likely to benefit from taking twice-daily Corlanor tablets include those:
  • whose lower-left heart is not pumping well
  • whose heart failure symptoms are stable
  • who are taking beta blockers at the highest dose they can tolerate
  • who have a normal resting heartbeat of at least 70 beats per minute.
Corlanor slows down the heart and allows the heart to pump more blood with each beat.

Corlanor is not recommended for pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant as it may cause fetal harm. Breastfeeding is also discouraged. Patients should report any adverse effects to their doctor right away; these may include dizziness, fatigue, low blood pressure, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Patients with a history of liver impairment should avoid this drug. Patients are also advised to avoid grapefruit juice and St. John's wort while taking Corlanor. 

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