This medication is an antiarrhythmic, prescribed for abnormal heart rhythms. It is also used for malaria. It affects the way that the heart beats.
Contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis, severe uncontrolled, abnormal heart rhythms and hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO- Arrhythmia- As sulfate: 200-300 mg 3-4 times/day.
Malaria As sulfate: 300-600 mg 3-4 times/day for 5-7 days.
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, heart failure, heart block, QT prolongation, low blood pressure, high/low blood calcium levels; decreased blood platelets; digitalis intoxication, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Most Common :
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and heartburn.
• Central Nervous System : Lightheadedness, fatigue, weakness, nervousness and incoordination.
• Heart : Palpitations.
• Eye and ENT : Hearing loss, deafness, blurred vision, double vision, sensitivity to light, headache and confusion.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and away from light.
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