Brand Names : Rythmol
Proper Use of This Medicine
Take propafenone exactly as directed by your doctor
. Do not take more
or less of this medicine, and do not take it more often than your doctor ordered.
This medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood.
To help keep the amount constant, do not miss any doses.
Also, it is best to take each dose at evenly spaced times day and night
For example, if you are to take 3 doses a day, doses should be spaced about
8 hours apart. If you need help in planning the best times to take your medicine,
check with your health care professional.
Dosing - The dose of propafenone will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of propafenone. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so:
The number of tablets that you take depends on the strength of the
dosage forms (tablets):
Adults: 150 milligrams every eight hours. Your doctor may increase
your dose if needed.
Children: Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of propafenone and remember
within 4 hours, take it as soon as possible. However, if you do not remember
until later, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.