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Mexitil 150mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Mexitil 150mg Tablet is an anti-arrhythmic medicine used to treat certain types of arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). It restores normal heart rhythm by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart. This helps to maintain a regular and steady heartbeat.

Mexitil 150mg Tablet should be taken regularly as advised by the doctor. You should take it food and at a fixed time. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the doctor as this can worsen your condition. Regular follow-up with your doctor is advised while using this medicine.

Side effects like dizziness, blurred vision, headache, weakness, increased heart rate and insomnia may be seen in some patients. Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of liver and kidney function while you are taking this medicine.

This medicine may not be suitable for some people. You must inform doctor if you are suffering from any severe heart, liver or kidney disease. Also let your doctor know about all the other medications that you are using regularly. This medicine is not usually recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so always consult your doctor before taking it.

Uses of Mexitil Tablet

Side effects of Mexitil 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 Mexitil

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acne
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Increased heart rate
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Pain in extremity
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Abdominal pain
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Acne
    Do not wash affected areas more than twice a day. Use a mild soap or cleanser and do not scrub the affected area. Avoid using too much make-up and excessive sun exposure. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet and avoid oily or spicy food. Do not try to squeeze spots and refrain from touching or picking the affected areas as it can trigger more acne, leading to infection or scarring. Regularly wash pillowcases, sheets and clothes that come in contact with acne. Talk to your doctor if your acne has not improved. They will assess your acne and suggest next steps for treatment.
  • Coping with Blurred vision
    You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.
  • Coping with Decreased blood pressure
    Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.
  • Coping with Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
    Sip cold or iced drinks. Try cutting down on coffee, tea and alcohol. It might help to keep the room cool and use a fan. You could also spray cool water on your face. Wear layers of light clothing that you can easily take off if you overheat. Breathe deeply and try to relax. Have a lukewarm shower or bath instead of a hot one. Avoid smoking and cut down on alcohol. The flushing should go away after a few days. If it does not go away or causes problems, contact your doctor. There may be medicines that can help.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Increased heart rate
    Breathe in slowly through your nostrils and then breathe out through your mouth. Repeat this until you feel calm. Try sitting cross-legged and drink plenty of water. Splash cold water or apply a cold towel or ice pack on your face for 20-30 seconds. It is important to make sure that you are not taking more than the prescribed dose. As a preventive measure, you should limit the amount of alcohol you drink and give up smoking. Also, cut down the amount of coffee, tea or cola you drink. In general, being physically active and eating a healthy well-balanced diet is good advice for any heart condition. If the condition does not improve, consult your doctor as they may need to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
    Massaging the numb area can help improve blood flow and provide relief. Try warming your hands and feet if they are cold. In case they are hot, try cooling them down. Get plenty of rest as lack of proper sleep may worsen the condition. Reducing stress, avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, and getting enough vitamins and nutrients through your diet can also make you feel better.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Tremor
    These symptoms can be a sign that the dose is too high for you. It may help to change your dose or take your medicine at a different time of the day. There are also exercises that can improve muscle strength, control and coordination. In terms of lifestyle, avoid caffeine (in coffee, tea and chocolate), alcohol, and ask your doctor about other techniques to help you relax and manage stress. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you. Your doctor may be able to prescribe you medicines that can help.
  • Coping with Vertigo
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax, as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptom. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.

How to use Mexitil 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. Mexitil 150mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Mexitil Tablet works

Mexitil 150mg Tablet is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It regulates heart beat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Mexitil 150mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mexitil 150mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mexitil 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Mexitil 150mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mexitil 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mexitil 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Mexitil 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mexitil 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Mexitil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Mexitil 150mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform activities require mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not start any medicine including prescription or over-the-counter medicines without informing your doctor, as they may alter Mexitil 150mg Tablet levels in your body.
  • Your doctor may get blood tests done to check your sodium and potassium levels, kidney function, and lung function before starting treatment with this medicine.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor blood sugar level while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience slow or fast heart rate, chest pain, shortness of breath.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor. 

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Mexitil a beta blocker?

No, Mexitil is not a beta blocker. It is a sodium channel blocker and belongs to antiarrhythmic class of medicine. It blocks the fast sodium channels in heart, and therefore, helps in treating ventricular arrhythmia (abnormal electrical activity). This medicine blocks certain electrical signals in the heart and stabilizes the heart rhythm.

Q. Does Mexitil lower heart rate?

Mexitil may lower your heart rate. In addition to this, it may also cause palpitations, irregular heart beats, decrease in blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm). Therefore, you will probably be hospitalized when you begin your treatment with Mexitil. Your doctor will monitor you carefully during this time and for as long as you continue to take Mexitil.

Q. Is Mexitil bad for liver?

Yes, Mexitil may cause liver damage. This may occur within a few weeks of starting Mexitil and is more likely to occur in patients with heart failure. Patients who have impaired liver function are monitored carefully. Also, the half life of Mexitil is prolonged in patients having liver problems and it stays for more time in body. Tell your doctor if you notice symptoms such as fatigue, dark or “tea-colored” urine, loss of appetite for several days or longer, or pain and tenderness on the right side of the abdomen. Look out if your skin or the white part of your eyes turn yellow (jaundice) and consult your doctor immediately.

Q. How do I stop taking Mexitil?

Stopping this medicine suddenly may cause arrhythmias to return which will be harmful for you. Therefore, do not attempt to stop this medicine without consulting your doctor. It is recommended to stop this medicine gradually over 1-2 weeks. The duration of treatment varies from person to person and though no precise guide is available, withdrawal of Mexitil should be attempted after a suitable arrhythmia-free period.

Q. Do you take Mexitil with food?

Yes, Mexitil should be taken with food or antacids to prevent stomach upset. Mexitil is usually prescribed to be taken thrice daily at an interval of every 8 hours. Some people may be advised to take it twice daily, every 12 hours, once their arrhythmias are controlled. You should take it at the same time everyday as this makes it easier for you to remember taking it. Also, drink sufficient quantity of water while sitting in an upright position. Check with your doctor if you are not sure.

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