Propafenone SR

When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with propafenone SR include the following:
  • Propafenone SR comes in the form of a capsule. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day, with doses about 12 hours apart.
  • This medication can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
  • Take your propafenone SR doses at the same times each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • Do not open, split, crush, or chew propafenone SR capsules; they must be swallowed whole.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel well, as your irregular heartbeat may return.

Dosing Information for Propafenone SR

The dose of propafenone SR your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Propafenone SR Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Propafenone SR may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Propafenone SR).

What If I Take an Overdose of Propafenone SR?

An overdose with this medication can be quite dangerous. It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you happen to take too much propafenone SR.
(Click Rythmol SR Overdose for more information.)
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