Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) (tam-bo-core)
What is Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) used for?
Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) is an oral Class IC anti-arrhythmic medication used to treat patients suffering from irregular heartbeats. It operates by blocking electrical impulses in the heart that may cause irregular heartbeats to maintain a steady rhythm. This can prevent chest pain, faintness, trouble breathing, or other serious cardiac conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate)?
Always use Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is two daily administrations of one tablet, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets before use by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate)?
Some patients using Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) may experience side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects including faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, unusual swelling, abnormal potassium levels, sensitive skin, easier bruising, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) should not be administered to patients who are under the age of twelve or who have atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease, heart block, heart failure, or who have recently had a heart attack. Also inform your doctor if you have an artificial pacemaker, sudden atrial fibrillation, an enlarged heart, reduced kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Tambocor may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.