Learn About Corlanor
Corlanor, a hyperpolarization activated cyclic nucleotide gated channel blocker, inhibits certain channels within your body’s natural pacemaker called the sinoatrial (SA) node. This causes the slow firing in the SA node and slows down the heart rate.
Why Take Corlanor
Doctors prescribe Corlanor to patients with chronic heart failure. The medication lowers the patients’ risk of being admitted into a hospital when the symptoms worsen. The medication is also used in patients who are 6 months old suffering from a stable heart failure due to an enlarged heart. However, Corlanor is not for patients who have already experienced symptoms of heart failure.
Corlanor: Dosage Instructions
You should take Corlanor as directed by your doctor. The medication is available in two doses, 5 mg to be taken two times each day with food and 7.5 mg to be taken two times each day with food.
Your doctor will ask you to take the medication two times each day with food. You should not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while on this medication. If you cannot swallow the tablet, tell your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe you a liquid form of the medication. If you are using Corlanor in a liquid form, use the dosing syringe or a medicine dose measuring device to measure the medicine before taking it.
If your doctor has prescribed this medication for your child, do not give your child another dose if they spit it out. Instead, give the medication at their next scheduled dose. For children, the dose is 0.05 mg and 0.2 mg. Give your child the prescribed dose two times each day with food. Your doctor may also ask you to take another medication known as beta-blocker to take alongside Corlanor.
FAQs: Answering Questions about Corlanor
Find the answer to your question here:
- Who Should Take Corlanor?
If you have very low blood pressure, severe liver disease, a grave heart condition, a slow resting heart rate, or if you use a pacemaker to regulate your heart rate, Corlanor may not be for you. If you have any of these medical conditions, do tell your doctor before taking Corlanor.
- How to Store Corlanor?
You need to store Corlanor at room temperature away from light, heat, and moisture. Keep the liquid form of the medication in its foil pouch, using the medication as soon as you open it.
- What Should You Tell Your Doctor before Taking Corlanor?
You should tell your doctor if you have heart rhythm problems, a heart conduction problem, or a slow heart rate. Let your doctor know if you are currently breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed as well as if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Also let your doctor if you are taking any over the counter medication, prescription medication, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
- When Can You Start Taking Corlanor?
Your doctor will assess you to determine if you meet the requirements of taking the medication. To take the medication, you also have no or little evidence of fluid retention.