Mexiletine is a prescription medication that is used to treat severe irregular heartbeat such as persistent ventricular tachycardia. Mexiletine is an antiarrhythmic drug and works by blocking electrical heart signals and affecting the way that the heart works.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of mexiletine include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of mexiletine:
What should I do if I miss a dose of mexiletine?
If you miss a dose of mexiletine, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose. Missing doses of this medication can be dangerous.
What is the strength of mexiletine?
Mexiletine is available in strengths of 100mg, 150mg, 200mg and 200mg.