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Ibutilide

Also known as Corvert

Ibutilide is a Class III antiarrhythmic agent that is indicated for acute cardioconversion of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter of a recent onset to sinus rhythm. It exerts its antiarrhythmic effect by induction of slow inward sodium current, which prolongs action potential and refractory period (physiology) of myocardial cells. Because of its Class III antiarrhythmic activity, there should not be concomitant administration of Class Ia and Class III agents.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed ibutilide to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking ibutilide most commonly experience side effects like headache, premature ventricular contractions (pvcs), and increased heart rate.

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