Procainamide

 

General English name: Procainamide

Brand: Procanbid, Pronestyl

Application: cardiac arrhythmia

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of procaine amide

Procaine Amide Drug Information

Dosage and method of administration of procaine amide

Contraindications Procaine amide

Consumption of procaine amide during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of procaine amide on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Procaine Amide

Special warnings and precautions when taking procaine amide

Side effects of procaine amide

Excessive use of procaine amide (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of procaine amide

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of procaine amide

Capsules, injection vials

 

Procaine Amide Drug Information

Procaine amide belongs to a group of medicines called antiarrhythmics. It is used to restore the normal rhythm of the heart and maintain a regular and stable heart rate. Procaine amide blocks specific electrical signals in the heart that cause an irregular heartbeat.

 

Dosage and method of administration of procaine amide

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with procaine amide. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of this drug varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Swallow the procaine amide capsule with some water.

The procaine amide injection vial is injected intravenously.

Try to take this medicine regularly and at certain times of the day.

If you forget to take your daily dose of procaine amide at the scheduled time and remember that the next dose is close to one hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications Procaine amide

Note the expiration date of the procaine amide drug and do not take it if the expiration date on your medicine has expired.

Never give procaine amide to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for procaine amide drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Consumption of procaine amide during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of procaine amide on driving and working with machines

Procaine amide may confuse or make you drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Procaine Amide

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Fingolimod may interact with procaine amide.

 

Special warnings and precautions when taking procaine amide

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking procaine amide:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have low blood pressure.
  • If you have lupus.
  • If you have recently had a heart attack.
  • If you have a blood or bone marrow problem.
  • If you have a condition related to muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis.
  • If you have been told that you have a slow heartbeat or heart failure (slow and irregular heartbeat).
  • If you have been told that you have chest pain caused by a spasm of the blood vessels of the heart (a condition called angina pectoris).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

Side effects of procaine amide

  • All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
  • Dizziness: If you feel dizzy, lie down. These symptoms will improve after a week or two, but if they persist, consult your doctor.
  • Headache: Ask your pharmacist to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
  • Nausea and vomiting: Eat simple foods and plenty of water.
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of procaine amide.

 

Excessive use of procaine amide (drug poisoning)

Do not take more procaine amide than your doctor prescribes.

Call the emergency room immediately if you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as a very fast heartbeat, severe dizziness, severe weakness, fatigue, difficulty breathing or fainting.

 

Storage conditions of procaine amide

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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