Generic Name: moricizine (more IH sih zeen)Brand Names: Ethmozine
Moricizine affects the way that your heart beats.
Moricizine is used to treat seriously irregular heartbeat patterns.
Moricizine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about Ethmozine (moricizine)?
Call your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain, chest discomfort, worsening irregular heartbeats, or a fever.Do not skip doses or change your dosing schedule without first talking to your doctor. Changing your schedule could make your condition much worse. It is important to take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Moricizine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Ethmozine (moricizine)?
Before taking moricizine, tell your doctor if you have
any other type of heart disease or heart problems,
You may not be able to take moricizine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.Moricizine is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to harm an unborn baby. Do not take moricizine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Moricizine passes into breast milk. It is not known whether moricizine will affect a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Take moricizine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.Take each dose with a full glass of water. Do not skip doses or change your dosing schedule without first talking to your doctor. Changing your schedule could make your condition much worse. It is important to take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. Store moricizine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
See also: Ethmozine dosage in more detail
Try not to miss any doses of this medication. Missing doses could be very dangerous.
If you do miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication. A double dose could be dangerous.
Symptoms of a moricizine overdose include vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, an irregular heartbeat, severe chest pain, a heart attack, difficulty breathing, and coma.
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
a new or a worsening irregular heartbeat pattern;
chest pain or chest discomfort.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take moricizine and talk to your doctor if you experience
dizziness or tiredness;
upset stomach, vomiting, or diarrhea;
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Before taking moricizine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB);
diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Diltia XT, Tiazac);
theophylline (Theo-Dur, Slo-Bid, Elixophyllin, Slo-Phyllin, Aerolate, Theolair, others);
warfarin (Coumadin); or
dofetilide (Tikosyn), procainamide (Procan SR, Procanbid, Pronestyl, Pronestyl-SR), sotalol (Betapace, Betapace AF), or another medicine used to treat irregular heartbeats.
You may not be able to take moricizine or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with moricizine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Moricizine is available with a prescription under the brand name Ethmozine. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.
Ethmozine 200 mg--light-green, oval, film-coated tablets
Ethmozine 250 mg--light-orange, oval, film-coated tablets
Ethmozine 300 mg--light-blue, oval, film-coated tablets