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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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Dr. Philip Podrid
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