Tonocard is a medication used to treat heart failure and irregular heartbeat. It is also used to manage cardiac arrhythmias. Heart failure is when the heart cannot pump enough blood to the body’s tissues. Irregular heartbeat is an abnormal heart rhythm that can cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. Cardiac arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. Tonocard belongs to a class of drugs called antiarrhythmics. It works by relaxing the muscles of the heart and blood vessels and by decreasing the heart’s electrical activity.

Tonocard is available as a tablet and an injection. The tablets are taken by mouth, and the injections are given intravenously (into a vein). Tonocard is usually given three times daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and weight.

Tonocard can interact with other medications. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you take. During pregnancy, Tonocard should be used only when prescribed. This medication passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Benefits of tonocard:

-Treats heart failure

-Manages irregular heartbeat

-Prevents cardiac arrhythmias

Side effects of tonocard:

-Dizziness

-Lightheadedness

-Headache

-Diarrhea

-Upset stomach

-Skin rash

Tonocard can also cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Tonocard affects you.

Pharmacokinetics of Tonocard:

-Route of administration: Oral, intravenous

-Absorption: Rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract

-Bioavailability: 97%

-Protein binding: 96%

-Metabolism: Hepatic metabolism via CYP3A4

-Elimination half-life: 5.6 hours

Tonocard is a medication used to treat heart failure and irregular heartbeat. It is also used to manage cardiac arrhythmias. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to the body’s tissues. Irregular heartbeat is an abnormal heart rhythm that can cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. Cardiac arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. Tonocard belongs to a class of drugs called antiarrhythmics. It works by relaxing the muscles of the heart and blood vessels, and by decreasing the electrical activity of the heart.

Tonocard is available as a tablet and an injection. The tablets are taken by mouth, and the injections are given intravenously (into a vein). Tonocard is usually given three times daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and weight.

Tonocard can interact with other medications. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you take.

Interaction

Tonocard can interact with other medications. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you take. During pregnancy, Tonocard should be used only when prescribed. This medication passes into breast milk and may have harmful effects on a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Dosage and administration

The tablets are taken by mouth, and the injections are given intravenously (into a vein). Tonocard is usually given three times daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and weight.

Precautions

Before taking Tonocard, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other antiarrhythmics (such as quinidine, and procainamide); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: low blood pressure, a history of heart block/bradycardia (slow heartbeat).

Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription, nonprescription, and herbal products).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk and may have harmful effects on a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.