Norpace CR Disopyramide Phosphate CR and/or alternatives
Norpace CR 250mgMarketed as Rythmodan Retard in European Union Manufacturer: Sanofi Aventis Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Norpace CR
Norpace CR is a medication with the generic name Disopyramide. The medication belongs to the drug class known as antiarrhythmic medicines. You can buy Norpace CR as an extended-release oral capsule with the following dosage strengths- Norpace CR 100mg and Norpace CR 150mg. All oral capsules contain a phosphate form of Disopyramide, apart from the following inactive ingredients- corn starch, sucrose, titanium dioxide, talc, shellac, gelatin and ethylcellulose.
Indications & Dosage of Norpace CR
Norpace CR is specifically indicated for treating serious cases of arrhythmias, which is a medical condition characterized by irregular heartbeat patterns. It is important to note that Norpace CR is only prescribed when the patient’s condition is considered serious enough or life-threatening. Norpace CR is seldom considered the first choice for treating arrhythmias.
Norpace CR is only taken if prescribed by your doctor. You must not take a dosage of Norpace CR that is larger than what was prescribed, as it may lead to severe overdosing. Most adult patients would first be prescribed a daily dosage between 400mg and 800mg. The dosage would then be changed according to your own tolerance and response to the medication.
In most cases, patients would be prescribed a daily dose of 600mg, divided into 200mg per 12 hours for Norpace CR. You must not break, chew or brush the capsule while consuming it because it is a controlled release tablet. By doing so, you would risk releasing an immediate release of a large dosage of Disopyramide, which may lead to an overdose. Moreover, you must follow the exact schedule, with accurate and equal intervals between each dose. You should not change or skip your dosing schedule, as it may worsen your condition.
Side Effects & Interactions of Norpace CR
Norpace CR is known to cause severe side effects, but only in rare cases. If you notice any of the following severe side effects, you must tell your doctor immediately:
- Severe dizziness
- Chest discomfort or pain, Swollen feet or legs, shortness of breath
- Worsening or new symptoms of arrhythmias
- Breathing difficulties, swollen throat or lips, closing up of the throat, hives and other signs of an allergic reaction
Mild and transient side effects may occur on taking Norpace CR. Some of the more common mild side effects are given below:
- Difficulty while urinating
- Muscle pain or ache
- Skin itching or rashes
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Tiredness, dizziness
Norpace CR may also interact with several medications, such as those given below:
- Erythromycin or clarithromycin
- Beta blockers
- Other drugs that treat arrhythmias
Warnings & Precautions of Norpace CR
Before you buy Norpace CR, you must inform your doctor if you suffer from any of the following medical conditions:
- Myasthenia gravis
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Enlarged prostate
- Urination problems
- Any other heart-related problem or disease