procainamide (generic name)

It helps make your heart beat regularly
(proe kane A mide)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in behavior, mood, or mental ability including mental depression
  • chest pain, palpitations
  • confusion
  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • feeling faint or lightheaded
  • fever, chills, or sore throat
  • hallucinations
  • irregular or fast heartbeat
  • joint or muscle pain
  • swelling of feet or legs
  • tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
  • unusual bruising, bleeding, or pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • unusually weak or tired
  • vomiting
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • stomach pain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: July 20, 2009
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