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Drug information on Pronestyl (250 mg) (Procainamide) from Bristol-Myers Squibb India Pvt. Ltd.

Pronestyl (250 mg)

Bristol-Myers Squibb India Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Procainamide
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Procainamide

Procainamide(Procanbid) generic Pronestyl (250 mg) is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart beat. It makes the heart more resistant to abnormal activity.
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Other Trade Names for Procainamide

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Procanbid, Procan Sr
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Pronestyl (250 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Pronestyl (250 mg)

   Heart : Low blood pressure and heart block.

   General : Joint pain, abdominal pain, lung infection, fever, chills and muscle pain.

   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Skin : Swelling under the skin, hives, itching, flushing and rash.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bitter taste, diarrhea and elevated liver enzymes.

   Central Nervous System : Dizziness or giddiness, weakness, mental depression and psychosis with hallucinations.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 50 mg/kg/day in divided doses.

How to use Pronestyl (250 mg)?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

When is Pronestyl (250 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart block, heart failure, low blood pressure, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Pronestyl (250 mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, heart failure, bone marrow depression, myasthenia gravis, digitalis (digoxin) toxicity, 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 abrupt withdrawal.

• It may reduce platelet counts, avoid bruising and injury.

Other Precautions for Pronestyl (250 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Pronestyl (250 mg)

Store it at room temperature.

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