Mexitil (Oral)

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I have been using Mexitil 200mg caps. Now I am told it is no longer available. True?

I have been using Mexitil 200 mg tid for some time. Somehow the pharmacy switched me to the generic form. I have been experiencing breakthrough more frequently than when taking Branded product. My Cardiologist has made it very clear that I am not to u...
by Stanley Kobert in Austin, TX - U.S.A., 12/14/2005

Mexitil (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Mexitil (Oral)

Mexitil (Oral) Medication Classification


Mexitil (Oral) Brandname


Mexitil (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Mexiletine (MEX-i-le-teen) Treats an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Belongs to a class of drugs called antiarrhythmics.

When To Not Use Mexitil (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to mexiletine, lidocaine, or tocainide. This drug should not be used with some heart disorders, liver disease, or seizures - check with your doctor.

How Should You Use Mexitil (Oral)

Capsule, Long Acting Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • May be taken with food, milk, or antacids to avoid stomach upset.
  • You may need to carry identification to let others know you are using mexiletine. Ask your doctor about this.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you use mexiletine 3 times daily and you miss a dose, take your medicine as soon as possible if you are less than 4 hours late. If you use the medicine twice a day, take the missed dose as soon as possible if you are less than 6 hours late.
  • Otherwise, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Mexitil (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Mexitil (Oral)

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 also using phenytoin (Dilantin®), or other heart medicines such as lidocaine or digoxin (Lanoxin®).
  • Do not smoke while using this medicine.

Mexitil (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, liver disease, seizures, or low blood pressure.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you are using mexiletine before having any kind of surgery.
  • Do not suddenly stop using this medicine without asking your doctor.
  • Mexiletine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Be careful if you drive a car or operate machinery.

Mexitil (Oral) 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
  • Skin rash, severe itching or hives
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or nervousness
  • Nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Trembling or shaking of hands
  • Blurred vision
  • Tiredness or weakness

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