Simdax

Active Ingredient(s): Levosimendan
Category: Heart (Cardiac)



Simdax Overview

Levosimendan (INN) /livosamndn/ is a calcium sensitizer used in the management of acutely decompensated congestive heart failure. It is marketed under the trade name Simdax (Orion Corporation). Overall the drug has a two fold mechanism of action. It leads to greater ionotrophy by increasing the calcium sensitivity as it binds to Troponin and this results in a greater positive iontrophic force. Secondly, the drug is able to open ATP sensitive potassium channels in vascular smooth muscle cells,...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levosimendan

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