Encainide Hydrochloride - Drug Information

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General Information on Encainide Hydrochloride

Generic Name : Encainide Hydrochloride

Pronunciation : en kay' nide

Latest prescription information about Encainide Hydrochloride. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiarrhythmics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Encainide Hydrochloride

International- Knkaid.

Why is Encainide Hydrochloride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for cardiac arrhythmias.  

When should Encainide Hydrochloride not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with preexisting second or third degree AV block and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Encainide Hydrochloride?

PO- The recommended initial dosing schedule for adults is one 25 mg.

How should Encainide Hydrochloride be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Encainide Hydrochloride?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Encainide Hydrochloride?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Encainide Hydrochloride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Encainide Hydrochloride?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container, keep away from children.

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