Primacor Injection

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Primacor Information

Primacor is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. Heart Failure are some of its major therapeutic uses.

The correct dosage of Primacor depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Primacor side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Primacor are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Primacor's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Safe while nursing. Warnings related to Primacor's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Primacor are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Primacor may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Primacor is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Primacor Benefits & Uses

Primacor is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Primacor Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, Maintenance dose: 0.375 to 0.75 mcg/kg/min
Geriatric
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, Maintenance dose: 0.375 to 0.75 mcg/kg/min
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, Maintenance dose: 0.375 to 0.75 mcg/kg/min
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, Maintenance dose: 0.375 to 0.75 mcg/kg/min
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, Maintenance dose: 0.375 to 0.75 mcg/kg/min

Primacor Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Primacor safe for pregnant women?


    Primacor can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Primacor safe during breastfeeding?


    Primacor is safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Primacor on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Primacor on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Primacor on the Liver?


    Primacor is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Primacor on the Heart?


    Primacor may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Primacor Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Primacor unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Primacor

  • Is this Primacor habit forming or addictive?


    Primacor does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Primacor. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Primacor only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Primacor is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Primacor Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Primacor


    It is safe to take Primacor with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Primacor


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Primacor and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Primacor® Milrinone Lactate injection

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 525

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 862-864

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