Antiarrhythmic drug "Propanorm". Instructions for use
The preparation "Propanorm" instructions for usecharacterizes as an antiarrhythmic agent that is capable of blocking fast sodium channels. The active substance of the drug is propafenone.
The drug "Propanorm" is available in the form of round biconvex tablets, which are covered with a shell, it has a white or almost white color.
In the pharmacy network the product comes in cardboard packs containing five blisters. Each of them, in turn, contains ten tablets.
The drug can be purchased at any pharmacy, but only by prescription.
The preparation "Propanorm" (the instruction contains information about this) can be prescribed by the doctor in the following cases:
- For the treatment of supraventricular and ventricular extrasystoles.
- For prophylaxis, if paroxysmal rhythm disturbances are observed, as well as during their therapy.
- To prevent and treat atrial-ventricular tachycardia.
- For prevention, in the event that there is a stable monomorphic ventricular tachycardia.
Due to the serious field of application of the drug as well as its high activity, Propanorm is administered with caution to those patients who suffer from the following ailments and disorders:
- myasthenia gravis;
- heart failure;
- arterial hypotension;
- hepatic cholestasis;
- hepatic or renal insufficiency;
- electrolyte disturbances;
- old age (after 70 years);
- presence of a permanent or temporary pacemaker;
- simultaneous administration of other antiarrhythmic drugs.
In addition, attached to the drug"Propanorm" instructions for use warns of contraindications, which is important to consider when applying the drug for treatment. It is not recommended to use the drug if the patient has chronic heart failure, either in severe form or a severe form of bradycardia. The state of cardiogenic shock and myocardial infarction. Also with arterial hypotension and the syndrome "tachycardia-bradycardia", and with a number of other serious diseases of the heart area.
It should be noted that the use of the drugit is contraindicated not only for diseases, but also for lactating women, children and adolescents, as well as for all who are intolerant of any components of the remedy.
Like any other medicine,Tablets "Propanorm" (instructions for use contains information on this) have side effects that can affect the cardiovascular, digestive, central nervous system, reproductive system and hematopoiesis. Possible consequences of the use of the remedy may be allergies, fits of weakness and bronchospasm.
Nevertheless, if the doctor found it necessary to prescribe the drug "Propanorm" for treatment, how many to drink tablets and at what time, the instruction will again prompt.
Although the dosing regimen can be set individually for each patient and adjusted only by the doctor.
According to the instruction, the tablets should be taken after meals, swallowed whole, do not chew and drink with water in small amounts.
The initial dose of the drug is 450 milligrams per day, which should be divided into three doses. Then gradually it can be increased (maximum to 900 milligrams).
In order to avoid an overdose in treatmentwith the preparation "Propanorm", the instructions for use should be carefully studied by you, since it contains detailed information about the method of taking the medicine. After all, even with a one-stage intake of the drug at least twice the permissible daily dose, intoxication will manifest itself within an hour. The consequences of overdose can be very serious.
Therefore Propanorm must be stored ina place that is not accessible to children. The place must be dry and protected from direct sunlight. The drug can be stored at room temperature for no more than two years.