Amipace 100 Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Amipace 100 Tablet is used to treat various types of serious irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) such as fibrillation and tachycardia. It is an anti-arrhythmic type of medicine and rapidly restores your heart to a steady and regular rhythm.

Amipace 100 Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day, to avoid a missed dose. Continuous monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate may be needed while taking this medicine. It is important that you keep taking it until your doctor decides it is safe to stop it. If you stop taking this medicine, you may get dangerous uneven heartbeats, which can be life-threatening.

The most common side effects of this medicine include lung damage, tachycardia, congestive heart failure, and elevation of liver enzymes. This medicine can also cause problems with your liver, lungs, nerves, and thyroid gland. Ask your doctor what signs to look out for and report any symptoms you have. It takes a long time to clear from the body. You may continue to have side effects after you stop using it. Ask your doctor about ways to prevent or reduce them.

Before getting this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have low blood pressure, drink a lot of alcohol or have liver, heart, or thyroid problems. You should also inform your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking as many can seriously affect or be affected by this medicine. Some medicines like certain antibiotics and medicines for depression and mental illness should be avoided with this medicine.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor will carry out regular tests to check your liver and thyroid gland. You may also be advised other blood tests, x-rays, and eye tests both before and during treatment.

Uses of Amipace Tablet

Benefits of Amipace Tablet

In Treatment of Arrhythmia

Amipace 100 Tablet works by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart. This helps control the uneven beating of your heart and helps it to beat normally. This medicine thus prevents serious health problems that can sometimes be fatal and reduces your risk of death.

Side effects of Amipace Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Amipace

  • Lung damage
  • Tachycardia
  • Congestive cardiac failure
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Amipace Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amipace 100 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amipace Tablet works

Amipace 100 Tablet is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It regulates heart beat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Amipace 100 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amipace 100 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Amipace 100 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Amipace 100 Tablet may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amipace 100 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amipace 100 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amipace 100 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amipace 100 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Amipace Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Amipace 100 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Amipace 100 Tablet may cause blurring of vision. Avoid driving or any activity requiring focus until you know how it affects you.
  • It makes your skin sensitive towards sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing while going out.
  • Your doctor may do regular blood tests, chest X-rays, ECG, eye test, thyroid, liver and lung function tests while you are taking this medicine.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop breathlessness, persistent cough, jaundice, restlessness, weight loss/gain or eye problems.
  • Notify your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking as Amipace 100 Tablet can interact with many medicines.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzofuran derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Class III Agents- anti arrhythmic

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amipace with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Does Amipace 100 Tablet affect blood pressure?

When given through an injection intravenously (in the vein) then it may decrease in the blood pressure. To prevent this your doctor or nurse may give Amipace 100 Tablet slowly. Along with that, you may also be prescribed medicines which increase blood pressure (vasopressor agents) to the infusion.

Q. What does Amipace 100 Tablet do to the heart?

Amipace 100 Tablet blocks certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). This way, it helps to restore normal heart rhythm and maintains a regular, steady heartbeat.

Q. What are the warning signals of liver toxicity caused by Amipace 100 Tablet?

The warning signals of liver toxicity include yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), tiredness, nausea, vomiting, dark-colored urine, pale-colored stools, loss of appetite, stomach pain or high temperature. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.

Q. Is Amipace 100 Tablet safe?

Amipace 100 Tablet is generally safe to use. However, you should take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may cause some side effects that are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Your doctor will tell you ways to cope up with them.

Q. What kind of vision problems occur with Amipace 100 Tablet?

You may experience blurred vision or see a circle around dazzling light (halos). It may also make your eyes dry or sensitive to light. It can even cause permanent blindness. Therefore, consult your doctor in case you experience any such problems while on Amipace 100 Tablet.

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Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. India
Country of Origin: India

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