Procainamide Hydrochloride

Drug Class: Cardiovascular Drugs
Dosage Form: Tablet (SR)
Strength: 250mg
Indications/Special comments: Severe ventricular arrhythmias, especially those resistant to lidocaine or those appearing after myocardial infarction; atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation; maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.
Dosage Administration: Adult: Ventricular arrhythmias: Oral: up to 50mg/kg daily in divided doses every 3 - 6 hours. Atrial arrhythmias higher doses may be required. Child: Oral: 40 - 60 mg/kg/day divided every 4 - 6 hours.