Mexitil (Mexiletine) Customer Reviews


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Mexiletine is prescribed for the treatment of specific types of ventricular arrhythmias, which are abnormal heart rhythms. Classified as an antiarrhythmic medication, mexiletine operates by obstructing certain electrical signals within the heart, thereby promoting the stabilization of the heart rhythm.

Uses and Dosage

Mexiletine is available in capsule form for oral administration. Typically, it is taken three times a day at intervals of 8 hours.

For individuals with controlled arrhythmias on mexiletine, the dosage may be adjusted to twice daily, with a 12-hour interval.

To prevent stomach upset, take mexiletine with food or an antacid. Maintaining a consistent dosing schedule is crucial; thus, it should be taken at approximately the same times each day.

Take mexiletine precisely as directed by your healthcare provider. Avoid taking more or less than prescribed or altering the frequency of administration.

Initiating mexiletine treatment may necessitate hospitalization for careful monitoring by your doctor, a practice that continues as long as you remain on the medication. The initial dose of mexiletine is typically set at an average level, which may be gradually adjusted by your doctor, but no more than once every 2 to 3 days.

Mexiletine helps control arrhythmias but does not offer a cure. Even if you feel well, continue taking mexiletine as prescribed. Do not discontinue its use without consulting your doctor, as sudden cessation could exacerbate your condition.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • vomiting
  • heartburn
  • changes in appetite
  • lightheadedness or dizziness
  • shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
  • loss of coordination
  • numbness or tingling sensation
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • nervousness
  • difficulty speaking
  • swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • rash

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • irregular heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • extreme tiredness
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • lack of energy
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • flu-like symptoms


Prior to commencing mexiletine, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to this medication or other substances. This product may contain inactive ingredients that could potentially trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Before using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have experienced other heart problems, liver problems, or a seizure disorder.

This drug may cause dizziness or blurred vision. The consumption of alcohol or marijuana can exacerbate these effects. Avoid engaging in activities that require alertness or clear vision, such as driving or operating machinery, until you can do so safely.

During pregnancy, the use of this medication should be limited to cases where it is unequivocally necessary. To determine the best course of action, discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.

This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding while using this medication to ensure the safety of your child.

Form and Strength

Mexitil is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • mexiletine capsule:

    • 100mg
    • 150mg
    • 200mg


How long does it take for Mexitil to work?

Sometimes, you might get a higher “loading dose” of Mexitil so the medication starts working earlier. In these cases, mexiletine can start to work 30 minutes to 2 hours after the first dose.

Does Mexitil cause weight gain?

No, Mexitil isn’t known to cause weight gain. But it can cause swelling from fluid buildup in your body, which might affect body weight.



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