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Dr. Philip Podrid
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Flecainide (Overview)

Flecainide is a rhythm control agent is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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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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Dr. Philip Podrid
137 doctors shared insights

Flecainide (Overview)

Flecainide is a rhythm control agent is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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I am on Flecainide 100mg twice a day. I am not sure about the interval between doses. Does it have to be exactly 12 hours?

Flecainide dosing: Approximately every 10-12 hours is optimal. Don't extend beyond 12 hours between doses, and don't shorten to less than 9 hours between doses. This medication is important, and you don't want your serum levels to drop below therapeutic level or be potentially too high. ...Read more

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What is the difference between flecainide and tambacor?

Flecainide: They are the same drug one is the trade name and Flecainide is the chemical name. ...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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My ep prescribed flecainide for my benign pvcs/pacs. Should i get a 2nd opinion cause i'm scared to take a heart med for something that's "benign"?

My ep prescribed flecainide for my benign pvcs/pacs. Should i get a 2nd opinion cause i'm scared to take a heart med for something that's "benign"?

PVCs: I'd recommend discussing the treatment with your ep and ask the question you did here. Benign pvcs are generally treated if they bother the patient enough that the patient desires to have them decreased to improve quality of life. The ep may have a specific reason......Don't be afraid to ask your doctors for information. ...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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I'm on warfarin and flecainide. Why should flecainide should always be used in conjunction with a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

I'm on warfarin and flecainide. Why should flecainide should always be used in conjunction with a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker?

Recurrence: Atrial fibrillation can still recur with Flecainide and Flecainide does not prevent rapid heart rate from Atrial fib. Thus the need for drugs like beta blockers and either of the 2 calcium channel blockers that effectively controls the rate just in case. ...Read more

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Is Flecainide dangerous with a PFO Closure ?

Is Flecainide dangerous with a PFO
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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Tambocor (Definition)

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