Cleviprex

Generic Name: Clevidipine

  • What is Cleviprex?

    Cleviprex is a medicine administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm) that is used to lower your blood pressure if you cannot take medicines by mouth.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Cleviprex?

    Cleviprex can cause very low blood pressure, fast or irregular heart rate, or can worsen heart failure.

    If you have been treated with Cleviprex for some time, you may also experience an increase in your blood pressure, especially if you have not been switched to another blood pressure medicine. Your doctor may need to check your blood pressure and heartbeat regularly during injection, and for at least 8 hours after.

    Your doctor will tell you if you need to adjust the dose of other blood pressure medications you are taking of if you need to stop them.

  • Who should not take Cleviprex?

    Do not receive this medication if you are allergic to soybeans, eggs, or other soy or egg products. Do not receive Cleviprex if your body cannot process cholesterol, have a kidney disorder or pancreatitis (pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas) with high cholesterol levels, or aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve).

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Cleviprex?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Cleviprex. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart disease, pancreatitis, or high cholesterol levels. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you intravenously, based on your condition.

  • How should I take Cleviprex?

    Your doctor will administer Cleviprex to you and will monitor your blood pressure.

  • What should I avoid while taking Cleviprex?

    Cleviprex contains fat. If you have high cholesterol levels, avoid food with high fat content.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Cleviprex?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Cleviprex at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Cleviprex?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: headache, nausea, or vomiting

  • Can I receive Cleviprex if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Cleviprex during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Cleviprex?

    Cleviprex should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Cleviprex?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.