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an IV cardiac inotropic drug. Formerly called amrinone lactate.
indications It is prescribed in the short-term management of congestive heart failure in patients who do not respond to therapy with digitalis, diuretics, and vasodilators.
contraindications Concomitant use with disopyramide and any combination therapy should be closely monitored for potential interactions.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are thrombocytopenia, arrhythmias, hypotension, nausea, vomiting, liver impairment, and hypersensitivity effects.