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Precautions and Warnings With Propafenone

Who Should Not Take Propafenone?

You should not take propafenone if you:
  • Have certain heart rhythm problems, such as sick sinus syndrome or heart block, and do not have a pacemaker.
  • Are in cardiogenic shock (a life-threatening condition in which the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body).
  • Have a slow heart rate (bradycardia).
  • Have a heart condition known as Brugada syndrome.
  • Have certain lung disorders associated with constriction of the airways, such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
  • Have an imbalance of electrolytes in your blood, such as high or low levels of sodium, potassium, or magnesium.
  • Are allergic to Rythmol, propafenone, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which propafenone should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before taking it. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
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