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Procainamide (Systemic)

Brand Names : Procan SR, Promine, Pronestyl, Pronestyl-SR

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antiarrhythmic

Procainamide (proe-KANE-a-mide) is used to correct irregular heartbeats to a normal rhythm and to slow an overactive heart. This allows the heart to work more efficiently. Procainamide produces its beneficial effects by slowing nerve impulses in the heart and reducing sensitivity of heart tissues.

Procainamide is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tablets (U.S.)
  • Extended-release tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Procan SR
  • Promine
  • Pronestyl
  • Pronestyl-SR

In Canada -

  • Procan SR
  • Pronestyl
  • Pronestyl-SR

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.


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Procainamide: Before Using

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