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|Generic Name||Mexiletine HCL|
|Manufacturer||German remedies, India|
About the drug:
Mexiletine HCL is an anti-arrhythmic drug. The medicine is used to treat some types of irregular heartbeat. The main ingredient of the drug is Mexiletine HCL.
Uses of the drug:
The medicine is mainly used to maintain a steady and regular heartbeat and thereby restore normal heart rhythm. When an irregular heartbeat is treated it can decrease the risk for blood clots and this can reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack. The drug may also be used to treat pain, tingling from a certain nerve problem, numbness and other symptoms as well.
Working of the drug:
The medicine works by blocking certain specific electrical signals in the heart which can be the cause of irregular heartbeat.
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Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of Capsule under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Mexitil 50 mg
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you are:
Allergic to the main ingredient Mexiletine HCL or to any other ingredient of the drug.
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Are breast feeding your baby
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have slow heart rate
- Have low blood pressure
- Have any heart problems
- Have liver impairment
- Have conduction defects
- Have sinus node dysfunction
- Seizure disorder
How much to take the drug?
The recommended dosage is 150-200 mg to be taken three times a day. The dose may vary as per your age, weight, severity of condition, response to treatment and also drug interaction. The doctor will fix the dose after examining you thoroughly.
How to take the drug?
The capsule is to be taken by mouth with the help of water. Taking this medicine with food and antacid helps to decrease certain side effects of the medicines.
For how long to take it?
The medicine should be taken for the entire prescribed period of time so, as to get the most benefit from it. It should not be stopped mid way.
If an overdose is suspected then you must get medical help immediately. An overdose of medicine do not improve the condition. It does more bad than good. Hence overdose of medicine should be avoided at any cost.
In order to remember taking the dose every day, it is best to take the medicine at the same time every day. However, if a dose is missed, then you must take the dose as soon as you remember keeping in mind that there should be sufficient gap between two doses.
Side effects of the drug:
Some of the side effects which may be experience when the drug is taken include:
- Chest Pain
- Change in sleep habits
- Increase in liver enzymes
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in ears
- Uncontrolled movement of the eyes
- Abdominal pain
- Changes in appetite
- Decrease in white blood cells
This is not a complete list of side effects that may happen. There may be other side effects also. It is best to consult your doctor when you developed any of such side effects.
Common drug interactions:
The medicine may interact with other theophylline and antiarrhythmics. The use of the medicine needs to be monitored if used along with hepatic enzyme-inducing drugs. Also it is best to avoid drugs that will alter urinary pH. This is not a complete list of medicine that may interact. There may be other medicines as well.
Things to remember
- The drug may cause blurred vision or make you feel dizzy. Hence, it is advisable to avoid any activity that requires high alertness such as driving, operating heavy machinery.
- The medicine is to be stored in a cool and dark place away from heat, light and moisture and also children.
- It should be utilized only for the purpose for which it has been specified and not for any other purpose.
- It is advisable not to share your medicine with anyone even if the person is suffering from the same symptoms.
- ECG and BP should be checked at regular intervals.