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Tonocard Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tonocard is used to treat severe irregular heartbeat. Arrhythmias are generally divided into two main types such as heartbeats that are faster than normal, or heartbeats that are slower than normal. Irregular heartbeats are often caused by drugs or disease. Tonocard works differently from other antiarrhythmic drugs, such as quinidine, procainamide and disopyramide.

Tonocard Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 400 milligrams every 8 hours.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Tonocard in children have not been established.

Uses of Tonocard

  • It is used to treat severe irregular heartbeat.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tonocard

Before taken Tonocard medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tonocard. Side effects may include:

  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased irregular heartbeat
  • Lack of coordination
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Tingling or pins and needles

Warnings and precautions before taking Tonocard:

  • If you have congestive heart failure, then you should tell your doctort. Because Tonocard could worsen this condition.
  • If you have any kidney or liver problems, then you should also tell your doctor.
  • Before any kind of surgery, such as dental surgery and emergency treatment, make sure the surgeon knows that you are taking Tonocard.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Tonocard with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tonocard with the following:

  • The anesthetic Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
  • The blood pressure medicine Metoprolol (Lopressor)
  • Other antiarrhythmics such as Quinidex, Procan, Mexitil

There are no specific reports of Tonocard overdose. But after taken Tonocard if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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