Mexitil (Mexiletine Hydrochloride)
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Mexiletine Hydrochloride (℞)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
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Mexiletine Hydrochloride Information
(mex il' e teen )Antiarrhythmic drugs, similar to mexiletine, have been reported to increase the risk of death or heart attack, especially in people who have had a heart attack within the past 2 years. Mexiletine may increase the chance of having arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and has not been proven to help people without life-threatening arrhythmias to live longer. Mexiletine should be used only to treat people with life-threatening arrhythmias. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking mexiletine.
Before taking mexiletine,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to mexiletine, lidocaine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in mexiletine. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: acetazolamide (Diamox); aluminum-magnesium hydroxide (Gaviscon, Maalox, Mylanta, others); amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone); atropine (in Lomotil, in Lonox, in Motofen); bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban); caffeine-containing medications (Cafergot, Esgic, Esgic Plus, Fioricet, NoDoz, Norgesic, others); chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton); cimetidine (Tagamet); clomipramine (Anafranil); diuretics ('water pills'); fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and ofloxacin (Floxin); haloperidol (Haldol); methenamine (Hiprex, Urex); metoclopramide (Reglan); narcotic medications for pain; phenobarbital; phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek); potassium citrate (Urocit-K); propafenone (Rythmol); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane); ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra); certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine, and paroxetine (Paxil); sodium bicarbonate (Soda Mint, baking soda); theophylline (Theolair, Theochron, Uniphyl); and ticlopidine (Ticlid). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Many other medications may also interact with mexiletine, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had a heart attack, heart failure, low blood pressure, liver disease, or seizures.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking mexiletine, call your doctor.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking mexiletine.
- you should know that mexiletine may make you dizzy or lightheaded. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
- tell your doctor if you use tobacco products. Cigarette smoking may decrease the effectiveness of this medication.
- changes in appetite
- lightheadedness or dizziness
- shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
- loss of coordination
- numbness or tingling sensation
- blurred vision
- difficulty speaking
- swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- irregular heartbeat
- chest pain
- extreme tiredness
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- lack of energy
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- flu-like symptoms