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Brand Names: Norpace, Norpace CR

Generic Name: disopyramide (Pronunciation: DYE soe PIR a mide)

What is disopyramide (Norpace, Norpace CR)?

Disopyramide affects the way that your heart beats.

Disopyramide is used to treat seriously irregular heartbeat patterns.

Disopyramide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Disopyramide 100 mg-TEV

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Disopyramide 150 mg-TEV

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What are the possible side effects of disopyramide (Norpace, Norpace CR)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking disopyramide and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • a new or a worsening irregular heartbeat pattern;
  • chest pain, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or swelling of your legs or feet; or
  • severe dizziness.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Talk to your doctor if you experience

  • mild dizziness or tiredness,
  • headache,
  • blurred vision,
  • dry mouth,
  • rash, itching,
  • muscle aches or pains, or
  • difficulty urinating.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about disopyramide (Norpace, Norpace CR)?

Do not skip doses or change your dosing schedule without talking to your doctor. Changing your schedule could make your condition much worse.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Disopyramide may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Do not crush, chew, or break any controlled-release (CR) forms of disopyramide. Swallow them whole. They are specially formulated to release slowly in your body.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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