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Related to tocainide hydrochloride: encainide, Aprindine, Moricizine
an oral lidocaine-type antiarrhythmic.
indications It is prescribed for the suppression of symptomatic ventricular arrhythmias and has unlabeled use for treating trigeminal neuralgia.
contraindications It may cause adverse cardiovascular effects, such as worsened arrhythmias and hypotension. It should not be given to patients with second- or third-degree atrioventricular block who do not also have an artificial ventricular pacemaker. It should not be administered to a patient with an uncorrected potassium deficit, and it may interact with beta-blockers, particularly in patients with known heart failure.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse effects are hypotension, arrhythmias, dizziness, paresthesias, numbness, tremor, nausea, vomiting, rash, and headache.
to·cain·ide hy·dro·chlor·ide(tō-kā'nīd hī'drŏ-klōr'īd)
An oral antiarrhythmic agent, similar in action to lidocaine, used in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.