Procainamide (Pronestyl®)

oral anti-arrhythmic

Medication Info

  • Class of Medication
    • oral anti-arrhythmic
    • not available as oral preparation in the US and rarely prescribed
    • injectable anti-arrhythmic
      • can cause low blood pressure so used with care
  • Effects
    • used to treat both atrial (top of the heart) and ventricular (bottom of the heart) arrhythmias
      • can potentiate certain arrhthmias
  • Side Effects
    • GI
      • nausea
      • inappetence
      • vomiting
      • diarrhea
  • Other Info
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