mexiletine


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mexiletine

 [mek´sĭ-lĕ-tēn]
an agent used as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.

mexiletine

/mex·il·e·tine/ (mek´sĭ-lĕ-tēn) an antiarrhythmic agent used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.

mexiletine

A class-IB anti-arrhythmic which shortens the repolarisation phase by blocking sodium channels. Mexiletine also has some currency in treating refractory pain, congenital myotonias and HIV-related neuropathy.
 
Adverse effects
Heartburn, dizziness, nausea, nervousness, trembling.

mexiletine

Mexitil® Cardiology An antiarrhythmic that may have some currency in treating HIV-related neuropathy Adverse effects GI distress and dizziness

mexiletine

An antiarrhythmic drug drug used in the treatment or prevention of severe heart irregularity arising in the VENTRICLES. A brand name is Mexitil.

mexiletine

a cardiac antiarrhythmic agent with action similar to lidocaine, used in the treatment of heart disease in dogs.
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Mexiletine a review of its therapeutic use in painful diabetic neuropathy.
Mexiletine for treatment of chronic painful diabetic neuropathy.
Other options being tested include the heart drug mexiletine and antiseizure medications Tegretol and Dilantin.
However, syncope, aborted cardiac arrest, and sudden death do continue to occur In cases in which [Beta]-blockers cannot be used, as in patients with asthma, other medications have been tried, such as mexiletine.
Instead of stopping antiarrhythmic therapy, however, physicians responded to promotional campaigns by other companies and prescribed a similar drug, mexiletine.
Absence of approved drugs and the high use of off-label generic drugs such as prednisolone, deflazacort, mexiletine, naproxen and others will act as a barrier to the MD therapeutics market.
of the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, will lead an eight-week study comparing the effect of several dosages of mexiletine on markers of hyperexcitability.
Effect of mexiletine on lipid peroxidation and early ultrastructural findings in experimental spinal cord injury.
Liquid chromatographic determination of mexiletine and tocainide in human plasma with fluorescence detection after reaction with a modified o-phthalaldehyde reagent.
10) Interestingly, in this second paper the use of the oral sodium channel blocker mexiletine was not found to be effective.
For example, mexiletine, an oral anti-arrhythmia medication, has the ability to stabilize injured nerves and in fact is an effective analgesic in individuals.