Disopyramide is used to treat and prevent irregular heartbeats.
Take disopyramide regularly at the same time every day. Take with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Several medicines can alter the effects of disopyramide, sometimes with severe results. Please talk to your pharmacist or doctor before using any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Change in heartbeat, chest pain, fainting
Fever, sore throat, tiredness, aches and pains
Easy/unusual bruising or bleeding
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Dry mouth or throat, dry eyes, blurred vision, trouble peeing
Swollen feet or legs, short of breath
Skin rash, itching
|Tell your doctor|
Nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhoea, weight gain, farting, change of appetite
Headache, dizziness, tiredness or weakness, anxiety
Changes in sexual function
Muscle weakness or pain
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. March 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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