Who should not take Propafenone HCL?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
  • a heart attack
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • severe disease of the arteries of the heart
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • bundle branch block
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • sick sinus syndrome
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • chronic heart failure
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • sudden drop in blood pressure
  • worsening of debilitating chronic lung disease called COPD
  • bronchospastic lung disease
  • liver problems
  • decreased kidney function
  • blood circulation failure due to serious heart condition
  • structural disorder of heart
  • CYP2D6 poor metabolizer
  • Brugada syndrome

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