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DISOPYRAMIDE PHOSPHATE CAPSULES BP 150MG
PEEL HERE BUT DO NOT REMOVE
Each capsule contains:
BP equivalent to 150 mg
Also contains: lactose.
Dosage: Take as
directed by the physician.
For further information
see leaflet. Keep out of
the reach and sight of
children. Store below
25°C. Keep the container
PL 4569/0027 POM
Generics [UK] Ltd,
Potters Bar, Herts, EN6 1TL.
Marketing Authorisation Holder Generics [UK] Limited, Station Close,
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1TL.
Generics [UK] Ltd
CAPSULES BP 150 mg
What Disopyramide looks like and
contents of the pack - Your medicine
comes as a capsule. Disopyramide is
available in blisters or plastic bottles of
28, 30, 56, 60, 84, 90, 100, 112, 120, 168,
500 or 1000 capsules. Not all pack sizes
may be marketed.
What Disopyramide contains - The
active substance is disopyramide
The other ingredients are lactose, maize
starch, povidone, talc and magnesium
stearate. The capsule shell includes
gelatine, red iron oxide (E172), yellow
iron oxide (E172), titanium dioxide
(E171). The printing ink contains shellac,
propylene glycol, iron oxide black
(E172) and ammonium hydroxide.
Taking other medicines - Please tell
your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription, or the
• an antibiotic e.g. Erythromycin,
Quinupristin, Dalfopristin, Rifampicin,
• an antiviral e.g. Ritonavir, Indinavir,
• an anti-malarial e.g. Halofantrine
Children - Disopyramide is not
recommended for use in children.
If you stop taking Disopyramide - If
you suddenly stop taking Disopyramide
you may experience side effects. Speak
to your doctor first before stopping this
If you take more Disopyramide than
you should - Contact your doctor or
nearest hospital emergency department
immediately. Take the container and
any remaining capsules with you.
5. HOW TO STORE DISOPYRAMIDE
Do not take Disopyramide if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to
disopyramide phosphate or any of
the other ingredients of this medicine
• have been told by your doctor
you have heart block or heart failure
• are already taking any other
medicine to regulate your heartbeat.
Keep out of the reach and sight of
children. Store below 25°C. Store in the
original container. Do not use
Disopyramide after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton after 'EXP'.
The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month. Medicines should not be
disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist
how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
Other side effects:
• a fall in blood pressure making you feel
dizzy or faint, especially in the elderly
• heart palpitations, a racing or slow
beating heart, chest pain
• stomach upsets
• a fall in blood sugar level
(hypo-glycaemia), this may make you
have chills and cold sweats, look pale,
feel confused or anxious and
unusually tired or weak
• paranoia, depression or confusion
If you have any further questions on the
use of this medicine, ask your doctor or
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Disopyramide can
cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Common side effects:
• dry mouth
• blurred or double vision
• diﬃculty urinating.
Elderly - If you are elderly, your doctor
may prescribe a lower starting dose for
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE DISOPYRAMIDE
Disopyramide belongs to a group of
medicines called antiarrhythmic agents.
Disopyramide is used to treat an
irregularity in the heartbeat (known as
It works by correcting irregular
heartbeats to a normal rhythm.
If you forget to take Disopyramide Take the next dose as soon as you
remember unless it is less than 4 hours
before for your next dose. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a forgotten
1. WHAT DISOPYRAMIDE IS
AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Take special care with Disopyramide You should tell your doctor before
taking this medicine if you:
• have a kidney or liver disease
• have a history of diabetes mellitus
• have prostatic enlargement
• suﬀer from glaucoma (increased
• suﬀer from urinary retention.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
• an antidepressant e.g. Reboxetine,
Pimozide, Sertindole, Thioridazine
• an anti epileptic e.g. Phenytoin,
• an anticoagulant e.g. Warfarin
• a laxatives to treat constipation
• an antihistamines e.g. Terfenadine,
• an antinausea medicine e.g. Tropisetron
• Cisapride, Cyclosporin,
Corticosteroids or Tetracosactrin
• If you have any further questions, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for
you. Do not pass it on to others. It
may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious,
or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Date of revision: May 2012
• yellowing of the skin or whites of the
• skin rashes
• feeling unusually tired, unwell or
If any side effect gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or
Manufacturer - Gerard Laboratories,
Unit 35, Baldoyle Industrial Estate,
Grange Road, Dublin 13, Eire.
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Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
In this leaflet:
1. What Disopyramide is and what it is
2. Before you take Disopyramide
3. How to take Disopyramide
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Disopyramide
6. Further information.
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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Pregnancy and breast-feeding - Tell
your doctor if you are pregnant or
planning to become pregnant.
Disopyramide should not be taken in
the first three months of pregnancy as
it can affect the growth of your unborn
baby. Do not breast-feed your baby, as
small amounts of disopyramide can
pass into breast milk.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of Disopyramide - This
medicine contains lactose. If your doctor
has told you that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, such as lactose, contact
your doctor before taking this medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE DISOPYRAMIDE
Always take Disopyramide exactly as
your doctor has told you. You should
check with your doctor or pharmacist if
you are not sure.
Driving and using machines - Do not
drive or operate machinery if you feel
dizzy or drowsy, or you have eyesight
problems while taking this medicine.
• an anticholinergic, to relieve stomach
cramps or spasm, to prevent travel
sickness and to treat Parkinsons's
disease e.g. Atropine
• beta-blockers to treat a heart condition
e.g. Atenolol, Sotalol, Propranolol, or
other anti-arrhythmics e.g. Verapamil,
Amiodarone, Procainamide, Lignocaine
(See Section 'Do not take' above)
• a diuretic ('water' tablet) e.g.
• a medicine used to treat glaucoma e.g.
Your doctor will choose the dose which
best suits your condition. Swallow the
capsules whole with a glass of water.
Do not chew or open the capsules.
Adults - The usual starting dose is
between 300 mg and 800 mg, This
should be taken divided up into doses
spaced evenly through the day.
Patients with liver or kidney problems Your doctor may give you a lower dose
and will closely monitor you.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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