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If you have certain types of heart rhythm problems, your healthcare provider may prescribe propafenone to help the heart return to a regular rhythm. It can also help maintain a regular heart rhythm in certain cases. Possible side effects include nausea, an unusual taste, and constipation. This medicine comes in tablets and is taken three times a day.
What Is Propafenone?Propafenone (Rythmol®) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of drugs known as antiarrhythmics. It is approved to:
- Treat a type of irregular heartbeat known as ventricular arrhythmia when it is considered life-threatening
- Help maintain a regular heart rate in certain people with heart arrhythmias known as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, propafenone can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- An unusual taste