procainamide (injection) (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Pronestyl)?
Since procainamide is given by a healthcare professional in an emergency setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Pronestyl)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, tremors, weak or shallow breathing, and fainting.
What should I avoid while receiving procainamide injection (Pronestyl)?
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses. Contact your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect procainamide injection (Pronestyl)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin);
- dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine).
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare); or
- heart rhythm medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), quinidine (Quin-G), disopyramide (Norpace), flecaininde (Tambocor), mexiletine (Mexitil), propafenone, (Rythmol), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with procainamide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I find more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about procainamide injection.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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