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Verapamil And Flecainide
If I take flecainide and warfarin and verapimil can you still take viagra (sildenafil) for ED or will this affect my heart?
Drug interactions: There are no known drug interactions between these two medications. Always tell your physician what medicines you are taking so they look at possible interactions before starting you on a new medicine. ...Read more
NO: Flecainide has been shown to be dangerous in the early period following a myocardial infarction (CAST study). That concern is extrapolated to avoid use in anyone with previous MI. The mechanism is related to scarred ventricular myocardium. PFO closure doesn't involve the ventricles and shouldn't be a problem. Flec is great for AF which is an atrial problem, like PFO closure. ...Read more
Yes: Yes but only on your doctor's prescription. ...Read more
Should not: Flecainide is used for heart rhythm disturbances, many of which can be caused by alcohol. Alcohol, especially when taken regularly in even moderate doses (2-3 drinks/day) can actually damage the heart muscle in predisposed people. It also has numerous drug interactions, and can lower therapeutic levels of many drugs. You need to talk with your doctor about your alcohol use. ...Read more
No: Why do I always think anybody who is asking "can I drink" is generally somebody who is drinking too much? Flecainide is prescribed for cardiac arrhythmias, and alcohol can itself cause cardiac arrhythmias, or worsen pre-existing ones, as well as interacting with the many medications used to treat it. Does your prescribing doc know you drink, and you should discuss it with him/her. ...Read more
Not usually: Verapamil and amlodipine are both calcium channel blockers that are used to treat hypertension. Verapamil is also sometimes used to treat rhythm disturbances. These are not usually prescribed together. Usually we prescribe a calcium channel blocker with a different class of medicine for blood pressure if it is needed. Check with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more
If you are a vet, you may be able to get meds freen or at very low cost and if I (flecainide) would be in their formulary. (chances are it won't be)
another possible way is to enroll in a clinical trial which would provide the medication free. However you would have to do some work and inquire about clinical trials at institutions, like cleveland clinic, mayo etc. Sorry I can't be more helpful. ...Read more
Check online referen: Diltiazem & verapamil are 2 calcium channel blockers used to lower blood pressure & possibly control your heart rate. If your BP is too low or heart rate is too slow, you might feel weak & faint. These medications can also cause constipation. Check out online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com for more info regarding any medication. Ask pharmacist as well as prescribing physician why this particular drug. ...Read more
Antiarfhyrmic drugs: Should always be taken under cardiologist supervision. Indicated for irregular heart beats both Atrial and ventricular. Cardiologists follow up your Potassium levels and Liver Function tests blood pressure and kidney functions and many other conditions that could be life threatening. It is reasonable to be aware of side effects but Please consult your Cardiologist. A individual Are different ...Read more
If it's working, one could use this over the long term.
The caveat is that you should have routine stress testing done while on the medication. Also, as you get older your actuarial risk of coronary artery disease increases.
The main contraindication to using flecainide is coronary artery disease, so some doctors don't like to maintain elderly patients on flecainide. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no interactions as long as you follow the directions. ...Read more
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Free meds: Contact the pharmaceutical most of them have patient assistance programs. ...Read more
I am on Flecainide 100mg per 12 hrs. Is it ok to use an essential oil with grapefruit on my skin?
Flecainide: That oil on the skin is unlikely to cause a problem with the flecainide ...Read more
On flecainide 100mg twice a day... I thought this only works on arrhythmias? Why has it fixed my IST?
Slows heart rate: Do you have inappropriate sinus tachycardia? That is an arrhythmia. Flecainide stops your heart from racing. Beta blockers are also used for this. ...Read more
Verapamil or diltiazem? Which drug would be a better choice treating supraventricular tachicardy absence of adenosin and why?
I have had a PFO closure in 2010. I am currently on Flecainide for AF which is working. Is a PFO closure ok with Flecainide?
Yes: PFO closure devices are just synthetic materials used to patch up a hole in your heart (don't worry about 20-25% of people have this hole, but not everyone needs it closed). Flecamide has no interaction with your PFO closure, it's likely beig used to keep you out of afib. Follow-up with your cardiologist and your will do well. ...Read more
My husband passed away on an overdose of verapamil. Please explain side effects and causes of death with a overdose of this nature.?
Slow the heart: There are 3 types of calcium channel blockers: first is norvasc/also called amlodipine. It opens the arteries fighting hbp, angina, and even raynaud's. 2nd is cardizem/diltiazem which is 1/2 way between Norvasc & verapamil (isoptin). Verapamil is the 3d and good for treating irregular heart beats, hbp, and angina as well as migraines. It likely slowed his heart &/or lowered the BP too far. Hrs. ...Read more