SKU: AH_CH_AAR_7447 Category:

Generic : Flecainide (50mg)

Treatment :  Anti-Antiarryhthmia

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA



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Flecarite 50 Tablet is a medicine used to treat certain types of arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). It restores normal heart rhythm by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart. This helps to maintain a regular and steady heartbeat.

Flecarite 50 Tablet should be taken regularly as advised by the doctor. You should take it on an empty stomach and at a fixed time. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the doctor as this can worsen your condition. Regular follow-up with your doctor is advised while using this medicine.

This medicine may not be suitable for some people. You must inform the doctor if you are suffering from any heart, liver or kidney disease. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medications that you are using regularly. This medicine is not usually recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so always consult your doctor before taking it.



In Arrhythmia

Flecarite 50 Tablet is used to stabilize heart rhythms (particularly atrial fibrillation). It helps in normalizing an abnormal heart rhythm, preventing it from occurring in the first place, or slowing down the heart rate during an episode. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.



Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Flecarite 50 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.



Flecarite 50 Tablet is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It works by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart to correct irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm.





It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Flecarite 50 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.


Flecarite 50 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breast feeding

Flecarite 50 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.


Flecarite 50 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.


Flecarite 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flecarite 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.


Flecarite 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flecarite 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.


Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Flecarite Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • Duloxetine : (SERIOUS)
  • Ramipril : (SERIOUS)
  • Propranolol : (SERIOUS)
  • S-Amlodipine : (SERIOUS)
  • Cilnidipine : (SERIOUS)
  • Sertraline : (MODERATE)
  • Fluoxetine : (MODERATE)
  • Paroxetine : (MODERATE)
  • Escitalopram Oxalate : (MODERATE)
  • Ranitidine : (MINOR)



If you miss a dose of Flecarite 50 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.


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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Flecarite

  • Heart failure
  • Ventricular arrhythmia


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Q. Is Flecarite 50 Tablet a beta blocker?

No, Flecarite 50 Tablet is not a beta blocker. It belongs to anti-arrythmic class of medicines. It works by blocking the fast sodium channels in the heart, thereby treating it’s abnormal rhythm (arrythmias). It slows down certain electrical impulses generated in the heart and stabilizes it.

Q. Is weight gain a side effect of Flecarite 50 Tablet?

No, weight gain is not a side effect of Flecarite 50 Tablet. But, it may cause conditions like heart failure and edema (fluid retention) as a side effect. Edema is a condition in which the body swells as the body starts retaining fluid. Due to this, it may appear that you have gained weight. Edema can be due to many reasons, among those heart failure is one. Contact your doctor in case this happens.

Q. Can you drink milk with Flecarite 50 Tablet?

Interference with the absorption of Flecarite 50 Tablet have been observed when taken with dairy products (milk, infant formula, and possibly yoghurt). This decreases the level of medicine in the blood and as a result desired effect is not seen. However, it was observed that Flecarite 50 Tablet side effects were more in children who reduced their milk intake Hence, the dose of Flecarite 50 Tablet needs to be modified accordingly if there is a change in the quantity of milk intake.

Q. Does Flecarite 50 Tablet lower your heart rate?

Yes, Flecarite 50 Tablet may lower your heart rate. It may also cause an increase in heart rate, palpitations, decrease in blood pressure, heart block, and heart attack. Therefore, your doctor may start the treatment in a hospital setting and continuously monitor your condition during the course of treatment. Initially, you will be started on a low dose and then the dose may be gradually increased. Your doctor may also decrease your dose once your condition is controlled.

Q. Is Flecarite 50 Tablet a dangerous drug?

Evidence suggests that the use of Flecarite 50 Tablet in patients who had experienced heart attacks within the past 2 years have shown a high possibility of developing another heart attack or death than in people who did not take Flecarite 50 Tablet. However, there is not enough information available to conclude that people taking Flecarite 50 Tablet have an increased risk of heart attack or death who have not had a heart attack within the past 2 years. Considering the risks involved Flecarite 50 Tablet should only be used in people with life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking Flecarite 50 Tablet.

Q. Can I take Flecarite 50 Tablet and metoprolol at the same time?

You should inform your doctor if you are on metoprolol before starting Flecarite 50 Tablet. You should not start metoprolol on your own while you are on Flecarite 50 Tablet. However, in some studies it has been observed that taking a combination of Flecarite 50 Tablet and metoprolol may be helpful in improving rhythm control in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (condition in which the upper chambers of the heart do not beat effectively). It helps in controlling the condition more effectively, with better tolerability, fewer side effects, and better compliance.

Q. Can I take Flecarite 50 Tablet once a day?

Take Flecarite 50 Tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe a personalized dose for you adjusted to fit your complaints. Take the medicines with sufficient quantity of water. The daily dose is usually taken split up over the day, on an empty stomach or at least one hour before meals.

Q. Does Flecarite 50 Tablet cause insomnia?

Yes, Flecarite 50 Tablet can cause both insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep) as well as sleepiness. It may also cause dizziness and visual disturbances. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery as it can be hazardous for you. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure.


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Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – tablet

Weight  – 5 (gms)

Dimensions  – 3 (cm) x 7 (cm) x 1 (cm)


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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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