March 21, 2017

Inamrinone injection

What is inamrinone injection?

INAMRINONE (Inocor®) makes your heartbeat stronger. Inamrinone can dilate the blood vessels (make them larger) increasing the amount of blood pumped by the heart. Inamrinone is for use in the emergency or critical care setting. It increases the strength of the heart for patients with congestive heart failure. It does not work for all heart problems and can make them worse. Generic inamrinone injections are available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive inamrinone?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart valve disease

  • liver disease

  • kidney disease

  • recent heart attack, or heart failure

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to amrinone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Inamrinone is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a clinic or hospital setting.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What drug(s) may interact with inamrinone?

  • disopyramide

  • heart medicines such as digoxin

  • water pills

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What should I watch for while taking inamrinone?

Inamrinone can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded. To avoid dizzy or fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older person.

What side effects may I notice from receiving inamrinone?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • dark yellow or brown urine

  • dizziness or fainting spells

  • fever

  • irregular or fast heartbeats

  • pain, redness, swelling, or irritation at the injection site

  • unusual bleeding or bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin

  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • loss of appetite

  • nausea, vomiting

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature, approximately 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused injection solution.


March 21, 2017


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