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Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide?

Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide?

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

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Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide meds?

Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide meds?

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

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Great answers from health tap but what is the longest that anyone has ever been on Flecainide. Worried about taking it long term.

Great answers from health tap but what is the longest that anyone has ever been on Flecainide. Worried about taking it long term.

It's complicated: Its tough to judge as information is limited. However, if the fleicanide is controlling your symptoms, and preventing atrial fibrillation, then you should continue with the drug.. Rate control ( the number on your pulse) is just as important in afib as rhythm control ( how much time you are having AFIB). PFO is common but not with afib- it could have been an ASD. Ablation for afib may be needed. ...Read more

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What contraindications of flecainide exist?

What contraindications of flecainide exist?

Structurual abn: Patients with structrally abnormal hearts or with baseline prlonged q t intervals should not take flecanide as it may cause an irregular rythm that can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can someone take metropolis when taking flecainide?

Can someone take metropolis when taking flecainide?

Metoprolol?: If you mean metoprolol, yes, but only under the supervision of a doctor. Speaking of super vision, did you know that clark kent lives and works in metropolis? ...Read more

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What is the normal dosage of flecainide?

What is the normal dosage of flecainide?

It depends for what?: Start 50 to 100 mg every twelve hours , and titrate up , max 300 to 400 mg per day, depending on which arrhythmia is being treated. Ask the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Podrid
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