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Procainamide : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol

Interaction of Procainamide with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Procainamide is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart beat.


Procainamide Interactions with Food and Herbs

Tobacco: Using tobacco may interfere with the action of procainamide and as a result of this, may alter the effectiveness of the drug.

Procainamide Interactions with Alcohol

Alcohol combined with procainamide can cause severe dizziness. It's better to avoid alcohol when you are on procainamide.

How to Take the Medication -

Procainamide comes in a capsule and tablet form, or as an injection. You may take the immediate-acting oral formulation every 3-4 hours and the long-acting formulation every 6-12 hours. After taking long-acting procainamide, you may see a waxy core in your stool which is quite normal. Follow the instructions exactly as guided. Don't exceed the dose and do not stop the medicine without talking to your doctor.
Procainamide for Medical Condition(s)
Trade Names for Procainamide
Pronestyl (250 mg)
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