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Doctor insights on: Flecainide Warnings And Recalls

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What is an ECG/Echo actually looking for as a warning of a potential problem for someone on Flecainide?

What is an ECG/Echo actually looking for as a warning of a potential problem for someone on Flecainide?

Flecainide: Is a potent medication used to treat an abnormal heartbeat and prevent arrhythmias. The caveat is that it can prolong your QT interval and cause a life threatening heart beat. For this reason it should only be used under the supervision of a cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am in rhythm on flecainide. If I stop it and AF recurs, and I take it again a) is stop and start more dangerous b)less likely to be successful?

Flecainide: You should have this discussion with your physicians for the best viewpoint on your situation. From the information here of a PFO closure and afib possibly related to it, one might expect a higher risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation recurring. ...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

Dr. Philip Podrid
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