Norpace is prescribed to treat irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
Norpace is prescribed to treat severe irregular heartbeat. It relaxes an overactive heart and improves the efficiency of the heart's pumping action.
- Dry mouth;
- Difficulty urinating;
- Blurred vision;
If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop:
- Breathing difficulties;
- Chest pain;
- Easy bruising or bleeding;
- Rapid heartbeat;
Norpace side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vague Feeling Of Bodily Discomfort;
- Nose And Throat;
- Muscle Weakness;
- Increased Urinary Frequency And Urgency;
- Inability To Urinate;
- Dry Mouth;
- Dry Eyes;
- Blurred Vision;
- Bloating And Gas;
- Aches And Pains;
- Abdominal Pain;
Treatment with Norpace should be started in the hospital.
Your doctor will adjust your dosage according to your own response to, and tolerance of, Norpace or Norpace CR.
The usual dosage range of Norpace and Norpace CR is 400 mg to 800 mg per day, divided into smaller doses.
The recommended dosage for most adults is 600 mg per day, divided into smaller doses (either 150 mg every 6 hours for immediate-release Norpace or 300 mg every 12 hours for Norpace CR).
For those who weigh less than 110 pounds, the recommended dosage is 400 mg per day, divided into smaller doses (either 100 mg every 6 hours for immediate-release Norpace or 200 mg every 12 hours for Norpace CR.
For people with severe heart disease, the starting dose will be 100 mg of immediate-release Norpace every 6 to 8 hours. Your doctor will adjust the dosage gradually and watch you closely for any signs of low blood pressure or heart failure.
For people with moderately reduced kidney or liver function, the dosage is 400 mg per day, divided into smaller doses (either 100 mg every 6 hours for immediate-release Norpace or 200 mg every 12 hours for Norpace CR). This dosage is also recommended for people with glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), urinary retention, or an enlarged prostate gland, in the event they develop side effects.
For those who have severe kidney impairment, the dosage of immediate-release Norpace is 100 mg; the times will vary with the individual as determined by your doctor.
Norpace CR is not recommended for people with severe kidney disease.
Dosage in children to age 18 is based on body weight. The total daily dosage should be divided into equal doses taken orally every 6 hours or at intervals that are best for the individual.