RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION contains Amiodarone which belongs to the group of medicines called Antiarrhythmics. It is used to treat uneven or fast heartbeats (like atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation), fast heartbeats which may happen suddenly and may be uneven only when other medicines either have not worked or cannot be used.
It also treats Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (unusually fast heartbeats). It is normally only given in a hospital when a quick response is needed or when tablets cannot be given.
Your doctor might want you to keep out of direct sunlight while receiving RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION and for a few months after you have finished receiving it. Avoid consumption of alcohol and grapefruit juice during treatment with RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION.
RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION is not recommended for use if you have severe breathing and blood circulation problems, slower than usual heartbeat (called ‘sinus bradycardia’) or an illness called sino-atrial heart block.
It is also not recommended if you have other problems with your heartbeat without a pacemaker fitted, are going to have a heart transplantation, have ever had thyroid problems or low blood pressure.
Before receiving RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION, inform your doctor if you have heart failure or weak heart (cardiomyopathy), liver, kidney, thyroid, lung problems or asthma, require oxygen treatment, are to undergo a general anesthetic, or have eyesight problems (optic neuritis).
Also inform your doctor if you are about to have any surgery, blistering or peeling of the skin around the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals, flu-like symptoms and fever (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), layers of the skin skin peeling off to leave large areas of raw exposed skin over the body (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis).
RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION is contraindicated in premature babies or neonates and should be used with caution in infants and children up to 3 years old. Safety data has not been established in children and adolescents above 3 years of age.
RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION should be used with caution in elderly patients above 60 years of age. The most common side effects of receiving RITEBEAT 150 INJECTION are blurred eyesight, rashes, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, nightmares. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.