Tocainide - Drug Information

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General Information on Tocainide

Generic Name : Tocainide

Pronunciation : toe kay' nide

Latest prescription information about Tocainide. 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 Tocainide

International- Tonocard , Tocolol, Tocain, Mexitil.

Why is Tocainide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for abnormal heart rhythm. 

When should Tocainide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart block and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Tocainide?

PO- Adult- The recommended initial dosage is 400 mg every 8 hours.

How should Tocainide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tocainide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Tocainide?

   Body as a Whole : Tiredness, drowsiness, fatigue, lethargy, lack of energy, sleepiness and hot/cold feelings.
   Heart : Low blood pressure, slow heart rate, palpitations and chest pain.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and diarrhea/ loose stools.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, unsteadiness, tingling, tremor, confusion, disorientation, hallucinations, headache, nervousness, incoordination, walking disturbances and anxiety.
   Skin : Increased sweating and rash/skin lesions.
   Eye and ENT : Blurred vision/visual disturbances, ringing in the ear and hearing loss.

What are the other precautions for Tocainide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Tocainide?

Store it at room temperature (15C to 30C), and in an airtight container.

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