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an agent used as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.
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tocainideTonocard® Cardiology A negative inotropic antiarrhythmic similar to lidocaine and mexiletine, used to ↓ ventricular arrhythmias, tachycardia, PVCs Adverse effects Myelotoxicity with agranulocytosis–in 0.2% of Pts, limiting its usefulness, neurotoxicity–tremor, memory loss, vertigo, anxiety, tinnitus, N&V, anorexia, rashes, pulmonary fibrosis
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