Norpace review

Norpace and Norpace CR are generically prescribed as disopyramide. Norpace is commonly used in patients with heart rate that is irregular and constricting due to its irregularities. Patients should not alter their dosing schedule in any way before talking first with the prescribing physician.

Norpace is not appropriate for all patients and the prescribing physician should undergo a thorough medical evaluation with the patients prior to dispensing this medication. Patients with a medical history which includes kidney disease, urination difficulties, liver disease, prostate problems, myasthenia gravis, or glaucoma may not be able to take Norpace, or may require special care during their treatment with this medication.

The American Food and Drug Administration determined that Norpace fell into category C pregnancy risks groups. It has yet to be determined whether or not this medication causes harm to a developing fetus. It has also yet to be determined whether or not this medication will cause harm to a nursing infant, although it has been proven to pass through the mother’s breast milk. Women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid taking Norpace.

If the patient misses a dose of Norpace, the prescribing physician should be contacted, as missing doses can end up being rather dangerous for the patient. A missed dose can be taken as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next regular dose, the missed dose can be skipped and dosing can be resumed on schedule. Patients should never take a double dose of this medicine. This can lead to overdosing.

An overdose is likely to present with symptoms such as worsening heart rhythm, dizziness, blurry vision, constipation, dry mouth, dry eyes, difficult urination, coma, and death. If an overdose of Norpace is even suspected, the patient shouldseek immediate emergency medical assistance.

Most patients experience mild and common side effects when starting Norpace. Mild side effects should be reported to the prescribing physician in order to help determine the correct dose. Mild side effects are likely to include dry mouth, muscle aches, painful soreness, blurry vision, headaches, difficulty urinating, mild dizziness, fatigue, and an itchy rash.

Some patients may experience much more severe side effects. Serious side effects require medical attention without delay at the nearest medical emergency facility. Serious side effects may present with symptoms such as an allergic reaction, chest pain or discomfort, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, swelling in the legs or feet, or a new or worsening heart rhythm. Allergic reactions usually include swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, hives, and difficulty breathing.

Patients should be educated that not all other medications will react well with Norpace. Patients should never take any additional medication without first talking with the prescribing physician. This includes over the counter medicine, vitamins, herbal supplements, and prescription medications. Medications with known interactions with Norpace include phenobarbitol, blood thinners, phenytoin, rifampin, cisapride, erythromycin, beta blockers, grepafloxacin, and other medications that deal with heart irregularities.

Patients should not drive a car or operate machinery until they understand exactly how Norpace is going to affect them. Dizzines and lightheadedness can occur at any time, and of course, alcoholic beverages intensify this effect.

Patients should always swallow these pills whole. The time release element does not work properly when the tablet is crushed or chewed. Patients should always inquire with the physician or pharmacist if they are not clear on their medication issues.

Norpace has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of norpace

• Molecular formula of norpace is C21H29N3O
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-dipropan-2-ylamino-2-phenyl-2-pyridin-2-yl-butanamide
• Molecular weight is 339.475 g/mol
Norpace available : 100mg capsules, 150mg capsules

Generic name: Disopyramide

Brand name(s): Dicorantil, Disopiramida, Disopyramidum, Isorythm, Lispine, Ritmodan, Rythmodan

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