|Chemical name: Disopyramide
Brand name: Norpace
Typical dosage: 100mg
Typical type: Capsule1
Disopyramide is a medication used to treat abnormal heartbeat. Disopyramide is available as a brand name or generic drug and comes as an oral capsule.
Disopyramide is a medication used to treat a type of abnormal heartbeat called ventricular arrhythmia. Disopyramide disrupts abnormal electrical signals in the heart to keep your heart in a normal rhythm.
The brand name equivalent of Disopyramide is called Norpace.
Disopyramide comes as a short acting or long acting oral capsule. The short acting capsule is taken 4 times daily, while the long acting capsule is taken 2 times daily.
Common side effects of this medication include headache, constipation, dry mouth, dry nose, dry eyes, fatigue, dizziness, bloating, gas and upset stomach.
Yes! 69% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Disopyramide.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Disopyramide.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|$15 – $413||$15 – $413|
If you’re taking the short acting Disopyramide capsules, a liquid suspension can be made if you cannot swallow pills. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking long-acting capsules, swallow the capsule whole.
A different type of abnormal heartbeat called QT-prolongation has occurred as a side effect in some cases with Disopyramide. This can lead to an unsafe abnormal heartbeat called torsades de pointes. Get medical attention immediately if you have a fast or funny feeling heartbeat, or if you pass out.
Heart failure has happened while taking Disopyramide. Let your doctor know if you have a history of heart disease and call your doctor if you have shortness of breath, weight gain, abnormal heartbeat or swelling in the arms and legs.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.