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Norpace Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is disopyramide (Norpace)?
- What are the possible side effects of disopyramide (Norpace)?
- What is the most important information I should know about disopyramide (Norpace)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking disopyramide (Norpace)?
- How should I take disopyramide (Norpace)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Norpace)?
- What happens if I overdose (Norpace)?
- What should I avoid while taking disopyramide (Norpace)?
- What other drugs will affect disopyramide (Norpace)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking disopyramide (Norpace)?
Before taking disopyramide, tell your doctor if you have
- any other type of heart disease or heart problem,
- liver disease,
- kidney disease,
- difficulty urinating or an enlarged prostate,
- glaucoma, or
- myasthenia gravis.
You may not be able to take disopyramide, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Disopyramide is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether disopyramide will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Disopyramide passes into breast milk. It is not known whether disopyramide will affect a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take disopyramide (Norpace)?
Take disopyramide exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Do not crush, chew, or break any controlled-release (CR) forms of disopyramide. Swallow them whole. They are specially formulated to release slowly in your body.
Do not skip doses or change your dosing schedule without talking to your doctor. Changing your schedule could make your condition much worse.
Store disopyramide at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Norpace Information
- Norpace Drug Interactions Center: disopyramide oral
- Norpace Side Effects Center
- Norpace Overview including Precautions
- Norpace FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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