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This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: bepridil, cisapride, disopyramide, dofetilide, droperidol, fingolimod, halofantrine, ibutilide, mizolastine, pimozide, propafenone, ranolazine, sertindole, ziprasidone.
If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting procainamide.
Many drugs besides procainamide and those listed above may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, quinidine, sotalol, flecainide, haloperidol, amitriptyline, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin), among others. Therefore, before using procainamide, report all medications you are currently using to your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: cimetidine, ranitidine, alcohol, trimethoprim, succinylcholine.
Certain drugs may interfere with lab blood tests for procainamide (lidocaine, meprobamate, propranolol). Tell laboratory personnel and all your doctors if you are taking these medications.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: sudden fast/pounding heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion, nausea, vomiting.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., EKG, procainamide blood levels, blood counts, liver/kidney blood tests, blood antinuclear antibody) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-888-633-4298 (US) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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