This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart rhythm. It works by slowing the conduction of the irregular heartbeat.
It is contraindicated in patients who are taking itraconazole, prolonged QT interval and hypersensitivity.
IV- Initial dose: For patients weighing >= 60 Kg: 1 mg administered slowly over 10 minutes infusion. For patients weighing < 60 Kg: 0.01 mg/kg administered slowly over 10 minutes infusion.
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart diseases, low level of minerals in blood, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Low/high blood pressure, palpitations, slow/fast heart rate, heart failure and fainting.
• Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
• Central Nervous System: Headache.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).
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