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Norpace (Disopyramide Phosphate)

Known as Rythmodan in the UK

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Norpace (Disopyramide Phosphate)

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    Description

    Norpace is the brand name for Disopyramide phosphate. It is a medication for irregular heartbeat treatment and is in the anti-arrhythmic class of drugs for lowering risk of heart failure. Treating tachycardia is one of the most common prescription cases for Norpace, and disopyramide phosphate capsules block electrical signals in the heart that cause the heart to beat irregularly. Strokes and blood clots are other irregular heartbeat risk factors that Norpace is designed to prevent by keeping the heart beating as it should be.

    You can buy disopyramide phosphate with a doctor’s prescription, and always get the best price on Norpace when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.

    Directions

    The standard dosage for Norpace is to take 2 capsules a day if you are taking extended-release Norpace, and 4 disopyramide phosphate capsules if you are taking immediate-release Norpace.

    Your doctor may alter these dosage guidelines, and you should always take your medication exactly as indicated and prescribed.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Norpace is Disopyramide Phosphate.

    Cautions

    Use medication only as directed and do not exceed dosage regulations as indicated by the prescription.

    Though it is very rare, use of Norpace may cause a new irregular heartbeat and in some cases, patients will need stay in the hospital for proper monitoring and emergency medical treatment if needed.

    Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes, glaucoma, kidney disease, liver problems, myasthenia gravis, or urinary problems like enlarged prostate or urinary retention.

    Use of medication may cause QP prolongation heart condition and risk increases with concurrent use of certain other medications. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other Rx medications during your initial consultation.

    Use of Norpace may cause hypoglycemia (low blood pressure) in people with diabetes, heart failure, decreased kidney or liver function, or nutrition problems

    Interactions

    There is the possibility of drug interaction risks between Norpace and certain other Rx medications or OTC supplements, including fingolimod / calcium channel blockers like diltiazem and verapamil / amiodarone / dofetilide / flecainide / ketoconazole / pimozide / procainamide / quinidine / sotalol/ macrolide antibiotics like clarithromycin and erythromycin / quinolone antibiotics like sparfloxacin / phenytoin / rifampin / saquinavir.

    Side Effects

    Disopyramide phosphate side effects are uncommon, but some users may experience dry mouth, constipation, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating with gas, blurred vision, dizziness, dry nose, dry snout, or urination problems like difficulty urinating or frequent urinate urges. If any of these side effects are observed then discontinue use and consult with your doctor again regarding irregular heartbeat treatment options.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 7204

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