Rythmol (Propafenone) belongs to a class of drugs called Class IC anti-arrhythmic. This medication is used to treat certain types of serious irregular heartbeats, such as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. It is also used to restore normal heart rhythm and maintain a regular, steady heartbeat. Rythmol works by blocking the activity of certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat. Treating this condition can lower the risk for blood clots and this can reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Rythmol from Turkey by Abbott and Canada by BGP Pharma. The generic Propafenone comes from Canada by a different manufacturer.
Common side effects of Rythmol may include severe dizziness; headaches; metallic/salty tastes in your mouth; nausea; vomiting; constipation; anxiety; tiredness; fast or slow heartbeat. If any of these effects worsen or persist, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Call your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you notice severe side effects such as:
• Signs of infection- high fever, severe chills, weakness, persistent sore throat;
• Signs of liver problems;
• Worsening symptoms of heart failure
This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects worsen or persist.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies including those that occur due to certain medication. Before you start using this medication inform your doctor regarding your medical history or if you have ever had breathing problems such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, kidney problems, liver problems, myasthenia gravis, and a certain inherited heart condition called Brugada Syndrome. You should also inform your doctor if you have a pacemaker or defibrillator. These devises may need to be re-programmed while you are taking Rythmol. This medication can affect sperm production, which can negatively impact male fertility. A risk of developing QT Prolongation exists, which is a condition that affects the heart rhythm. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. Avoid the use of grapefruit products, as it may interact with Propafenone and lead to unwanted side effects. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, OTC, herbal products and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Propafenone and other medications.
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