What is Mexitil?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Mexiletine

Mexiletine (Mexitil), an orally taken form of lidocaine, is used to treat irregular heartbeats and to relieve chronic nerve pain.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mexitil

Side effect Patients
Belching 1


Based on patients currently taking Mexitil

Dosage Patients
175 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Mexitil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Mexitil


Currently taking Mexitil

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Mexitil

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Mexitil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Mexitil.