Active ingredients: milrinone
What it is used for
PRIMACOR Injection is indicated for the short term (48 hours) intravenous therapy of severe congestive heart patients in intensive care and coronary care units not responding to other therapy (e.g. digoxin, diuretics, vasodilators, including ACE inhibitors). The majority of experience with intravenous PRIMACOR has been in patients receiving digoxin and diuretics. PRIMACOR is also indicated for low output states following cardiac surgery, including weaning from cardio-pulmonary bypass pump.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient milrinone
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
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