Lancora (Ivabradine) is used to treat certain people with chronic heart failure to help lower the risk of hospitalization if their symptoms worsen. It works by affecting your heart’s electrical activity in order to make your heart beat more slowly. The usual recommended start dose is 5 mg, twice daily with meals.
The brand Lancora is manufactured by Servier and currently comes from Canada. It may come from other international countries. Lancora is available in tablets of 5 mg and 7.5 mg tablets.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking Ivabradine.
• Difficulty breathing;
• Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
Stop taking Lancora and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Chest tightness;
• Racing or pounding heartbeats;
• Fluttering in the chest;
• Shortness of breath that’s worse than normal;
• Lightheadedness or passing out;
• Very slow heartbeats with dizziness, tiredness, or lack of energy
Less serious side effects of Ivabradine may include slow heart rate, high blood pressure, or your eyes may be more sensitive to light.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Lancora should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor about your medical history to be sure you can safely take Lancora. Particularly if you have other heart problems not being treated by this medication, liver disease, high or low blood pressure, or if you have a pacemaker. Do not use this medication if you have a serious heart condition such as “sick sinus syndrome or 3rd-degree “AV block,” heart failure symptoms that recently got worse, severe liver disease, a resting heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute, blood pressure lower than 90 over 50, or if you depend on a pacemaker to regulate your heart. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant or nursing and be sure to tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking this medication. Taking Lancora during pregnancy can cause premature birth of the fetus. Avoid grapefruit, grapefruit juice, or any products containing grapefruit while on this medication. There may be some drugs that interact with this medication. Some that can cause a serious heart rhythm disorder when taken with Lancora include antibiotics, antifungals, antidepressants, anti-malaria medications, asthma inhalers, anti-psychotics, cancer medicines, HIV/AIDs medicines, heart or blood pressure medicines, or drugs to prevent vomiting. If you are taking any of these medications, speak to your doctor.