User Reviews for Mexiletine
Also known as: Mexitil
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|Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy||1 review||41 medications|
|Myotonia Congenita||2 reviews||0 medications|
|Arrhythmia||4 reviews||43 medications|
|Summary of Mexiletine reviews||7.2||7 reviews|
Reviews for Mexiletine
For Myotonia Congenita: "This medication has been a lifesaver. I have Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, type 1. In laymen's terms, this disease causes ,among other things, involuntary muscle contractions (aka myotonia) usually in appendages (arms, legs etc.). I was experiencing excruciating, throbbing pain in my legs which interfered with balance and weakness. This medication has virtually eliminated this pain, in turn improving the balance and weakness. I had some heartburn but no other side effects. It worked quickly and I never miss or skip a dose."
Bn03 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 18, 2018
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Myotonia Congenita: "I have been using this for a couple of months and have been able to start a wave of exercise that I have never been able to before. I can run without my body seizing up and punishing me. As this is relatively new as an option for me, I will continue to use it although I have found that my ankles are regularly puffy and i get more visual migraines. Still do not know if this is actually connected to the use of Mexiletine though."
S Bear (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 4, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
Mexitil (mexiletine) for Arrhythmia: "I am currently laying in a hospital bed after being told I have too many PVC's for an ablation although I had a successful one 18 months ago. Four doses of this medication and I can hardly function due to the side effects. Severe nausea, dizziness, shaking so bad I can't even hold a cup of water. Plus, every time I move around my heart rate shoots up from around 65 to the upper 90's. I don't think this is going to work for me even though it does help my PVC's."
Anonymous August 2, 2012
19 users found this comment helpful.
For Arrhythmia: "Since the shortage in the spring it seems the newer doses are not as effective. I have been having a lot more ventricular tachycardia. Doctors are now considering doing another ablation because of the problem."
daydailor September 13, 2010
7 users found this comment helpful.
Mexitil (mexiletine) for Arrhythmia: "This drug has worked well for me. The only problem that I have is that it is very hard to get refills. I have been to every drug store within 30 miles and they are all out. I signed up for express scripts under Tricare, they filled my first prescription and now they are out. "
macm May 22, 2010
9 users found this comment helpful.
For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: "I have been taking Mexiletine for about 3 years for neuropathy in my feet. It has been a great help in reducing the tingling effect. I cannot obtain it now. I am told that it is unavailable by insurance company and local drug store."
Anonymous May 14, 2010
9 users found this comment helpful.
Mexitil (mexiletine) for Arrhythmia: "This drug did help some but I still experienced problems. This drug also made me feel and act like an old man. Once I stopped taking it my energy levels rebounded. I am looking for something better."
Anonymous January 24, 2010
13 users found this comment helpful.
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