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TONOCARD*(Tocainide HCl) is a primary amine analog of lidocaine with antiarrhythmic properties useful in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. The chemical name for tocainide hydrochloride is 2-amino-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl) propanamide hydrochloride. Its empirical formula is C11H16N2O † HCl, with a molecular weight of 228.72.
Tocainide hydrochloride is a white crystalline powder with a bitter taste and is freely soluble in water. It is supplied as 400 mg and 600 mg tablets for oral administration. Each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
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