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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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What are uses for tambocor (flecainide)?

What are uses for tambocor (flecainide)?

Tambocor (flecainide): Anti arrhythmic agent usually prescribe by a cardialogist electrophysiologist. ...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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What would happen if I took tambocor (flecainide) and monofeme?

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

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If taking flecainide and can you have a drink with it?

If taking flecainide and can you have a drink with it?

Probably: No issues with drinking in moderation, however, alcohol can precipitate atrial fibrillation in large amounts. ...Read more

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Just put me on flecainide. I read the side effect. Should I take it?

Just put me on flecainide. I read the side effect. Should I take it?

Yes: Some cardiac arrhythmia needs to be treated. Many arrhythmia does not need to be treated. So if your physician elected to put you on flecainide, that means taking medication is much better than not taking it. So, you should take it. But do talk to him or her about your concern.. ...Read more

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I when to see my dr and told him i was having side effects with medication flecainide he said is ok continue medication is this the right thing?

I when to see my dr and told him i was having side effects with medication flecainide he said is ok continue medication is this the right thing?

What side effects?: Flecainide is a very potent medication and can cause some side effects. The benefits often outweigh the side effects. Without knowing what reaction you are having it is hard to know what to tell you other than potentially asking for a referral to a cardiologist if this physician is not one. If he or she is a cardiologist you may want to ask your internist or primary care physician for more info. ...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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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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I need some info on the use of tambocor(flecainide)?

I need some info on the use of tambocor(flecainide)?

Antiarhythmic drug: Flecainide is an antiarhythmic drug that belongs to a class of antiarhythmic drugs class 1-a . It blocks the sodium current in the cell and is used to treat atrial arrhythmias. However because of its potential risk of serious side effect it is only recommended in patients with no heart disease. ...Read more

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