Tambocor 50mg Tablets 60


Drug Name: flecainide
Our Price $27.99
PBS $37.30
Concession $5.20
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Tambocor 50mg Tablets 60

Tambocor 50mg Tablets 60

Product ID: 8004

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.




iNova Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd
Level 10, 12 Help Street

General Information

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Tambocor tablets and injection. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risk of you taking or being given Tambocor against the benefits it can have for you.

If you have any concerns about taking or having this medicine please speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet. You may want to read it again.

What Tambocor is used for

Tambocor is used to treat a heart condition called arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is an irregular or abnormal heart beat. The active ingredient in Tambocor, flecainide acetate, belongs to a group of drugs called antiarrhythmic medicines which slow down the impulses that cause the heart to beat in an irregular or abnormal way.

Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed Tambocor for another purpose.

Before using or being given Tambocor

When you must not use or have Tambocor

Do not use or have Tambocor if you have an allergy to:
flecainide acetate
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
shortness of breath
wheezing or difficulty breathing
swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
rash, itching or hives on the skin

Do not give Tambocor to children.

Do not take or have this medicine:
if you have severe heart, liver or kidney disease unless your doctor says it is suitable for you
after the 'USE BY' date. The 'USE BY' date can be found on the box and tablet blister. For the injection this can be found on the box and vial label
if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering

If you are not sure whether you should start taking or be given this medicine, talk to your doctor.

Before you start to take or have Tambocor

Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. Your doctor or pharmacist can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.

Tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following:
you have used Tambocor before and if you had any problems you think were caused by it
you have or have had any kidney, liver or heart problems

Do not use or have Tambocor unless your doctor says it is suitable for you.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor about any other medicines you are taking, including those that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. It is particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medicines to:
treat high blood pressure, angina or other heart conditions, for example digoxin, propanolol, atenolol, labetalol, alprenolol, pindolol, metoprolol, timolol, oxprenolol, sotalol, disopyramide, verapamil, amiodarone, diltiazem or nifedipine
treat stomach ulcers, for example cimetidine

These medicines may be affected by Tambocor or may affect how well it works. You may need different amounts of your medicines, or you may need to take different medicines.

Your doctor and pharmacist may have more information on medicines to be careful of or avoid while taking or being given this medicine.

How to use Tambocor

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

If you do not understand the instructions on the box, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

How much to take or have

In adults the usual starting dose of Tambocor tablets is 50 to 100 mg every twelve hours. Your doctor may gradually increase this dose.

The usual maximum dose is 300 mg a day. However, some patients may need up to 400 mg a day.

It is very important to follow your doctor's instructions exactly. Never change the dose yourself. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Stopping Tambocor suddenly may make your condition worse.

Swallow your tablets with plenty of water. You can take the tablets before or after meals.

The dose for Tambocor IV injection is usually around 2mg/kg body weight and is given in a hospital. Your doctor may vary the dose to suit your condition.

Tambocor is not recommended for use in children.

If you forget to take Tambocor

If you forget to take Tambocor tablets, take them as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose skip the dose that you missed. Take your next dose at the normal time.

Never take a double dose to make up for a dose you have missed. If you miss two or more doses, please talk to your doctor.

For Tambocor injection, the doctor will assure that you are given the dose at the required time.

If you take too much Tambocor (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (in Australia call 131126; in New Zealand call 03 4747000) for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at the nearest hospital, if you think you or anyone else may have used too much Tambocor. Do this even if there are not signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent attention.

Keep the telephone numbers of these places/services handy.

If anyone else takes some of your Tambocor, they should go to a hospital immediately.

Your doctor will ensure that you are not given too much Tambocor injection.

While you are taking Tambocor

Things you must do

If you are about to be started on any new medicines remind your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking or being given Tambocor.

Tell any other doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking Tambocor.

If you are going to have surgery, tell the surgeon or anaesthetist that you are taking this medicine. It may affect other medicines used during surgery.

If you become pregnant while taking or being given this medicine, tell your doctor immediately.

Things you must not do

Do not take Tambocor to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.

Tambocor is a prescription medicine and has been prescribed for you only.

Do not give it to anyone else even of their condition is the same as yours.

Do not stop taking Tambocor or lower the dose without first checking with your doctor.

Things to be careful of

If you feel dizzy for any reason do not drive or operate machinery.

Side Effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking or being given Tambocor. This medicine helps most people with arrhythmia, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.

Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:
irregular or rapid heartbeat;
dizziness - usually this is a minor and a temporary effect which goes away. If dizziness is severe, do not stop taking Tambocor but see your doctor or pharmacist
blurred eyesight, double vision, cannot stand bright lights
difficulty in breathing
headache, chest pain

If you experience any of these effects and find them troublesome, or if you experience any unwanted effects that are not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

After using Tambocor


Keep Tambocor tablets and injection in a safe, dry, cool place where the temperature stays below 30 °C.

Your injection will usually be stored in the hospital pharmacy.

Do not store in the fridge. Keep Tambocor tablets in their blister pack and carton until it is time to take them.

Keep Tambocor tablets where children cannot reach them. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.

The hospital pharmacy will ensure that Tambocor injection is safely stored before use.


If your doctor tells you to stop taking the tablets, or if they have passed their 'USE BY' date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any medicine that is left over.

Product Description

What Tambocor looks like

Tambocor 50 mg tablets are white, round tablets marked TR50 on one side and 3M on the other.

Each pack contains 60 tablets (AUST R 41001).

Tambocor 100 mg tablets are white, round tablets marked TR100 on one side and 3M on the other.

Each pack contains 60 tablets (AUST R 41002).

Tambocor IV injection is a clear, colourless solution in a clear glass ampoule.

Each pack contains 5 ampoules (AUST R 10592).


Tambocor 50 mg tablets contain 50 mg of the active ingredient flecainide acetate.

Tambocor 100 mg tablets contain 100 mg of the active ingredient flecainide acetate.

Both tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients:
croscarmellose sodium
vegetable oil
magnesium stearate

Tambocor tablets do not contain gluten.

Tambocor IV injection contains 150 mg of the active ingredient flecainide acetate. It also contains the following inactive ingredients:
acetic acid
sodium acetate


iNova Pharmaceuticals (Aust) Pty Ltd
(ABN 88 000 222 408)
9-15 Chilvers Road
Thornleigh NSW 2120


Tambocor is distributed in New Zealand by:
Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Central Park Drive, Lincoln
Auckland 0610

This leaflet was prepared in August 2008.

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