Generic Name : Encainide Hydrochloride Pronunciation : en kay' nide Therapeutic Classification : Antiarrhythmics ICD Code : Y52.2
International- Knkaid. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for cardiac arrhythmias. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with preexisting second or third degree AV block and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended initial dosing schedule for adults is one 25 mg. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Body as a Whole - Abdominal pain, weakness, chest pain, death, fever, headache, leg pain and uneasiness.
Heart - Palpitations, swelling in the extremities and abnormal heart rhythm.
Gastrointestinal - Constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea and vomiting.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness and drowsiness.
Respiratory - Difficulty in breathing.
Skin - Rash.
Eye and ENT - Abnormal/blurred vision and ringing in the ear.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container, keep away from children.
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