User Reviews for Mexiletine to treat Arrhythmia
Mexiletine has an average rating of 5.5 out of 10 from a total of 4 ratings for the treatment of Arrhythmia. 25% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.
"I have had sudden cardiac arrest and an ablation and been on beta blockers for more than 15 years. After still getting shocked over the course of the last 15 years my new heart doctor put me on propranolol, after still getting shocked he put me on a combo of that and mexiletine. First night was ok, morning dose I got tingling and burning sensations on legs/arms/chest that didn't go away, then it took ALL of my energy away, then it threw any appetite out the window and gave me full nausea to where taking 1 bite of food makes me want to throw up. I have eaten maybe 1200 calories in a week probably less. I sit in bed all day now because I literally can't function being on this medication. The side effects only got worse and stayed full force. It also makes me drowsy and have numbness. After reading a ton of reviews from trusted sources a lot of people had to be taken off this medication due to the side effects outweighing any benefit."
Mexitil (mexiletine) "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."
Mexitil (mexiletine) "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. "
"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."
"This drug has worked wonders for my arrhythmias, with little side effect other than an upset stomach when not taken with food. I've now been on it for 7 months, and feeling great!!"
Mexitil (mexiletine) "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."
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