propafenone extended release capsules - oral, Rythmol SR
GENERIC NAME: PROPAFENONE EXTENDED RELEASE CAPSULES - ORAL (pro-puh-FEN-own)
BRAND NAME(S): Rythmol SR
WARNING: Though this medication often gives great benefits to people with irregular heartbeat, it may infrequently cause a serious new irregular heartbeat. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of taking this medication.
USES: This medication is used to help prevent certain types of serious (possibly fatal) irregular heartbeat (such as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation). It is used to help maintain a regular, steady heartbeat. Propafenone is known as an anti-arrhythmic drug. It works by blocking the activity of certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat. Treating an irregular heartbeat can decrease the risk for blood clots, and this effect can reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.
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