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Rythmol SR
(Propafenone Hcl)

Formulation : Extended Release Capsule

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No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Rythmol SR /Propafenone Hcl used for?

Rythmol SR is used to treat an irregular heartbeat and to help maintain a regular heart rhythm in patients without structural heart disease. Rythmol SR works on different fibers in t he heart to stabilize its movements and regulate its heartbeat.

How should Rythmol SR /Propafenone Hcl be stored?

Store Rythmol SR at room temperature away from moisture, light, and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Rythmol SR/Propafenone Hcl ?

You will need to take your first couple doses of Rythmol SR in a hospital setting in case the medication causes serious side effects. Your heart rate will be monitored. Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Rythmol SR can be taken with or without food. Take each dose around the same time everyday with respect to meals. Take Rythmol SR regularly in order to gain the most benefit from it. Do not miss any doses of Rythmol SR. If you miss a dose of Rythmol SR, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing regimen.

When should Rythmol SR /Propafenone Hcl not be taken?

Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have. Do not use this medication if you have congestive heart failure, shock conditions, specific types of irregular heartbeat (sick sinus node syndrome, atrioventricular block), slow heartbeat, very low blood pressure, abnormal electrolyte levels, certain breathing problems (chronic bronchitis or emphysema), if you are taking another antiarrhythmic, an antidepressnant, or if you are allergic to any ingredient in Rythmol SR.

What precautions should I follow when taking Rythmol SR /Propafenone Hcl ?

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. It could put your child at risk if you take Ryhtmol while you are pregnant. Talk to your doctor about the risks. Do not breast-feed while using Rythmol SR. The medicine in this medication passes through breast milk and can harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor about all prescription and non prescription medication that you are taking before using Rythmol SR. Some medicines can interact with each other and cause unwanted side effects. Tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems or myasthenia gravis.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Rythmol SR /Propafenone Hcl ?

Rythmol SR can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that can be harmful to you until you know how you react to Rythmol SR. Rythmol SR can affect artificial pacemakers. Pacemakers should be monitored and programmed accordingly during treatment with Rythol. A number of lab tests may need to be performed in order for you to safely use Rythmol SR. Keep all of your scheduled appointments. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can increase your blood levels of propafenone which can lead to unwanted side effects. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit in your diet and talk to your doctor about what is an acceptable amount.

When should Rythmol SR /Propafenone Hcl not be taken?

Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following signs of an allergic reaction: Rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. Call your doctor immediately if you experience

Less serious side effects include: dizziness, unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth, nausea, vomiting, warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin, constipation, headache, tired feeling, ringing in your ears, unusual dreams, or blurred vision.

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