DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule


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DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information

DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule

DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification

DISOPYRAMIDE (By mouth)

DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule Brandname

Norpace CR, Norpace

DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule is used for the Treatment

Disopyramide (dye-soe-PEER-a-mide) Treats irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias).Belongs to a class of drugs called antiarrhythmics.

When To Not Use DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to disopyramide in the past.

How Should You Use DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule

Capsule, Long Acting Tablet, Long Acting Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered, even if you feel fine.
  • May be taken with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • Swallow the extended-release tablet or extended-release capsule whole - do not break, chew, or crush.
  • You may need to carry identification that says you are taking disopyramide. Ask you doctor about this.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible unless your next regular dose is less than 4 hours away.
  • If it is less than 4 hours until your next dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule Storage

Store DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines: other heart medicines such as Procan®, Quinidex®, Lanoxin®, Cordarone®, or Inderal®, phenytoin (Dilantin®), or pimozide (Orap®).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.

DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking if you have kidney or liver disease, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, trouble urinating, diabetes, or myasthenia gravis.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking disopyramide before having any kind of surgery.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine without asking your doctor.
  • Talk with your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • While taking this medicine, avoid becoming overheated during hot weather or exercising.
  • Standing-up slowly from a sitting or lying position can lessen the chance of getting dizzy.
  • Disopyramide may make you dizzy or drowsy. Be careful if you drive a car or operate machinery.

DISOPYRAMIDE (Oral) (Capsule Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble urinating
  • Fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Skin rash, severe itching or hives
  • Swelling of the legs and feet or weight gain
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting
  • Headache, nervousness, or confusion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Constipation, bloating, gas
  • Stomach cramps or loss of appetite
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Decreased sexual ability or interest

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