This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart beat. It stabilizes heart rhythm.
Contraindicated in patients with pre-existing second or third degree AV block, cardiogenic shock and hypersensitivity.
PSVT, PAF- The recommended starting dose is 50 mg every 12 hours. Maximum- 300mg/day.
VT- The recommended starting dose is 100 mg every 12 hours. Maximum- 400mg/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney or liver problems, abnormal potassium level, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, blurred vision or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
• Body as a Whole :
Uneasiness and fever.
• Heart : Fast heart rate, palpitations and chest pain.
• Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, constipation and abdominal pain.
• Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
• Skin : Rash.
• Eye : Double vision and visual disturbances.
• Central Nervous System : Sensory loss, tingling, in coordination, flushing, increased sweating, fainting, drowsiness, ringing in the ear, dizziness, headache, fatigue, weakness and tremor.
• Psychiatric : Anxiety, sleeplessness and depression.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Protect from light.
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