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Drug information on Pronestyl (Procainamide) from Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

Pronestyl

  Injection
Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.
Generic : Procainamide
 35.50
100mg/1ml
10 ml

Drug Name : Procainamide

Procainamide(Procanbid) generic Pronestyl is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart beat. It makes the heart more resistant to abnormal activity.
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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 may be prescribed


Side effects of Pronestyl

   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?

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

When is Pronestyl not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Pronestyl

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

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Pronestyl

Store it at room temperature.



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