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Mexiletine Drug Information

Adults who have been diagnosed with certain life-threatening heart rhythm problems may receive a prescription medicine called mexiletine (Mexitil®). However, before using this drug, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a current list of all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.
 
This product comes in capsule form and is taken every 8 or 12 hours to treat potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. It works by slowing down certain electrical signals in the heart, which helps stabilize the heartbeat.
 
You will receive your initial doses in a hospital, where your healthcare provider can carefully monitor you and adjust the dosage as needed. Side effects can also occur and may include gastrointestinal problems, tremors, and lightheadedness.
 
(Click Mexiletine to learn more about this drug, including information on how it works, details on associated safety issues, and dosing instructions.)
 

Mexiletine Drug Information

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