Levosimendan

Category: Heart (Cardiac)



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Levosimendan (INN) /livosamndn/ is a calcium sensitiser used in the management of acutely decompensated congestive heart failure. It is marketed under the trade name Simdax (Orion Corporation). Contents 1 Mechanism of action 2 Clinical use 2.1 Indications 2.2 Licensing status 2.3 Contraindications 2.4 Adverse effects 2.5 Formulations 3 References Mechanism of action Levosimendan is a calcium sensitizer — it increases the sensitivity of the heart to calcium, thus increasing car...

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Is Levosimendan available in the US ## The US trade name is Simdax, it is manufactured by Abbott labs. ## Where can get Simdax in the U.S. ? My mother is aged 73 and currently has a pacemaker implanted. She has been diagnosed with congenital heart failure and is having a very difficult time walking around for extended periods of time and keeping her energy levels up. She was told about the above-mentioned medication as a probable solution for giving her back some of that energy that she has lost. She understands that it’s not a long term solution but would like to explore the option.

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