Rythmol and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Rythmol 150mg and/or Equivalents||Arythmol, Mylan-Propafenone, Propafenone, Rythmol|
|Rythmol 300mg and/or Equivalents||Apo-Propafenone, Arythmol, Mylan-Propafenone, Propafenone, Rythmol|
Rythmol Drug Description
Rythmol is an oral medication drug which acts as an anti-arrhythmic agent. Every tablet is film coated and comes in varying doses of 150, 225 and 300 mg. The medicine primarily consists of propafenone hydrochloride. Propafenone Hydrochloride is a white crystal like, odourless powder. It is soluble in water, ethanol and chloroform. The drug is also made of other inactive ingredients like corn starch, polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, povidone, polysorbate, sodium starch glycolate and propylene glycol.
Conditions Treated by Rythmol
As an anti-arrhythmic agent, Rythmol is often used to treat irregular heart rates in people. It is also used in the prevention of heart rhythmic disorders that affect a person’s general well being. In some cases, Rythmol may be used for various other purposes too in combination with other drugs to treat several other health complications.
Rythmol Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
It is important to take the medicine exactly as the doctor has prescribed. The medicine can be consumed with or without food. Doctors may prescribe the dosage and change it frequently during the course of treatment based on a person’s severity of illness and response to treatment. In most cases doctors may begin with a small dosage and gradually increase the medication once the patient gets used to the medicine. When a patient starts responding to the treatment well doctors may slowly reduce the dosage gradually before ultimately asking a patient to discontinue the medication.
b.) Missing a dose
If you miss a dose then consult your doctor immediately. Check with your doctor if it is advisable for you to take a replacement dose or not. The doctor will be able to decide based on the severity of your condition. In most cases doctors may tell patients to take replacement doses but also to avoid a replacement if it is already nearing the time of your next actual dose. If you take more than one dose within a short period of time, it may lead to an overdose. There should typically be more than 4 hours between your last dose and next one.
If you take more than the recommended dosage within a short span of time, it may lead to an overdose. If you experience typical symptoms of an overdose like nausea, vomiting, breathlessness, drowsiness or dizziness, seizures or a faint feeling it is advisable to contact your doctor immediately. In severe cases of a drug overdose immediate hospitalization may be required.
It is safer to undergo an allergy test before you begin taking the medicine just to be sure that you are not allergic to any of its ingredients. If you’re allergic to any of the ingredients, it is better not to take the drug. If you have a severe congestive heart failure, sick sinus syndrome or even suffer from slow heart beats, this medicine may not be right for you. People with low blood pressure or electrolyte imbalance or breathing problems like asthma should avoid the medicine because it may lead to worsening of the symptoms. People with kidney disease, lupus, arthritis, who are presently on any kind of medication should avoid Rythmol because it may cause further health complications. It is important to get regular blood tests done while on the medication to verify that the medicine is helping the condition. Patients may suffer from low blood pressure and as a result will typically suffer from vomiting, diarrhoea, heavy sweating, etc. It is safer to avoid the medicine in case you are pregnant. However, if you absolutely need to be taking it, then always inform the doctor of your pregnancy and any discomfort as soon as you experience them. Although it is not known if the medicine passes on to the breast milk, it is safer to avoid it if you are nursing a new born baby. Side Effects Rythmol may lead to certain side effects in people. Allergic reactions are a typical side effect experience by most people. The most common allergic reactions include hives, problems breathing, swelling on the face, tongue and throat etc. Other side effects may include but not be limited to feeling short of breath, sudden weight gain, swelling on feet/hands, chest pain, pounding in the chest, increased heart rate, chills, fever, flu like symptoms, sore throat, weakness, change in mood or general behaviour, confusion, seizures, slow heart rate, fainting, weak pulse, slow breathing. If you experience any of the above side effects it is important to contact your doctor immediately and seek medical help. Other less severe side effects of the medication may include anxiety, loss of coordination, dizziness, unusual taste in the mouth, vomiting, nausea, constipation, change in appetite, headache, an overall tired feeling, severe ringing in the ears, unusual dreams and problems with vision. It is possible for patients to suffer from other side effects too other than those listed here. Patients may develop problems that are unique to their illness or response to medicine. It is always safer to consult a doctor if you observe any kind of discomfort when on the medication. Sometimes, when you begin taking the medication it may result in slight problems when the body is adjusting to the medicine. However, if you suffer from any discomfort that disappears on its own then there is usually nothing to worry about.
Rythmol Drug Interactions
Certain fruits like grapefruit and grapefruit juice could interact with Rythmol and lead to several other complications. Other drugs that interact with Rythmol include Tagamet, Lanoxin, Nizoral, Xenical, Quin-G, Rifadin, Coumadin, Jantoven, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Aids or HIV medication, other heart rhythm medicines, medication for treating psychiatric disorders, beta-blockers and others. Although this list includes most of the common drugs that interact with Rythmol, there are other different kinds of medicines that may lead to complications too. Certain health supplements and herbal medicines may also lead to drug interactions. As a result, it is always advisable to share the details of any medicine you are already on or about to take if you are going to begin a new course of Rythmol.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.