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Duron 100mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Duron 100mg 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.

Duron 100mg 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 a decrease in blood pressure (hypotension), heart failure, decreased heart rate (bradycardia), nausea, feeling tired, blurred vision and being more sensitive to sunlight. 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 Duron Tablet

Side effects of Duron Tablet

Common
  • Constipation
  • Decreased level of thyroid hormones
  • Eczema
  • Nausea
  • Slow heart rate
  • Taste change
  • Vomiting
  • Thyroid disorders

How to use Duron 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. Duron 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Duron Tablet works

Duron 100mg 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 Duron 100mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Duron 100mg 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
Duron 100mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Duron 100mg 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
Duron 100mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Duron 100mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Duron 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Duron 100mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Duron Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Duron 100mg 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

  • Duron 100mg 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 Duron 100mg Tablet can interact with many medicines.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. What are the warning signals of liver toxicity caused by Duron?

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. What kind of vision problems occur with Duron?

You may experience blurred vision or see 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 Duron.

Q. What does Duron do to the heart?

Duron 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. How should Duron be taken?

Duron should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is taken once or twice daily with or without food. It is to be swallowed whole with water and not to be cut or crushed.

Q. What if I forget to take Duron?

If you forget a dose of Duron take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose for a forgotten dose. Do not stop taking Duron without consulting your doctor. This is because, sudden discontinuation of the medicine may cause recurrence of irregular rhythm of heart or may be worse which can be dangerous.

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