Procainamide
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Procainamide?

(pro KANE a mide)

• This medicine is used to treat a fast heartbeat.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have low potassium levels or if you are taking a water pill, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have myasthenia gravis, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Low blood pressure.

• Procainamide can cause a lupus-like disease. This is usually reversible.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or...

 
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