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Dr. Warren Foster
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Dofetilide (Overview)

Dofetilide is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


Dr. Warren Foster
23 doctors shared insights

Dofetilide (Overview)

Dofetilide is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What kind of medicine is dofetilide?

What kind of medicine is dofetilide?

Dofetilide: Dofetilide (tikosyn) is made by pfizer drug company. Is an antiarrhythmic medicine used to sustain normal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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I was on dofetilide and it worked for almost 5 yes w/o incident. Would drinking a beer affect the potency of this med and cause it not to work...

I was on dofetilide and it worked for almost 5 yes w/o incident.  Would drinking a beer affect the potency of this med and cause it not to work...

Not necessarily: If you have atrial fibrillation, excessive alcohol intake can precipitate an event. Dofetilide has an additional potential to cause dangerous cardiac rhythms if you use have low potassium/magnesium levels or use certain medications (see qtdrug.Org for meds to avoid). ...Read more

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I recently started taking tikosyn (dofetilide) for afib. Can I use an antibiotic cream for an infected toe, or will it interact with the tikosyn (dofetilide)?

I recently started taking tikosyn (dofetilide) for afib.  Can I use an antibiotic cream for an infected toe, or will it interact with the tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Probably not: You are right to ask about interactions between medicines. Tikosyn (dofetilide) is an antiarrhythmic medication with a number of drug-drug interactions. Generally topical antibiotics (applied to the skin surface) do not interact with internal medications however it would be best to know the specific antibiotic to check for a specific interaction. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is dofetilide?

Dofetilide: Dofetilide (tikosyn) is made by pfizer drug company. Is an antiarrhythmic medicine used to sustain normal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Experience with dofetilide? What for?

Experience with dofetilide? What for?

Arrhythmias: Dofetilide is an anti-arrhythmic (i hate spelling that word) drug used to control irregular heartbeats, usually atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. It is usually prescribed by cardiologists. ...Read more

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Anyone have info on tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Anyone have info on  tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Yes: Tikosyn (dofetilide) is available only in restricted use for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. It must be given in a hospital setting where the patient's electrocardiogram and kidney function are monitored for three days. Physicians must take a special course before using it. It is rarely used. ...Read more

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What would happen if you accidentally took a dose of tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Tikosyn (dofetilide): A single dose with no other amount of the drug in an adult likely wouldn't do much. An extra dose in a patient with a load of tikosyn (dofetilide) could be a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Tikosyn (Definition)

Tikosyn is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more