Mexiletine is used to treat irregular heartbeats.
Take mexiletine regularly as directed with a glass of water.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of heart problems including: fluttering, pounding or pain in your chest, feeling your heart skips a beat, dizziness or fainting
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Swollen feet or legs, short of breath
Loss of co-ordination/walking or handwriting problems, tremor
Changes in vision
|Tell your doctor|
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Nausea, vomiting, heartburn
|Take with food and tell your doctor if symptoms persist|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. November 2020
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