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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Tambocor (Definition)

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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 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 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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What will happen if you take too much flecainide then prescribed?

What will happen if you take too much flecainide then prescribed?

Flecainide: Too much Flecainide can cause serious arrhythmia s. You should discuss with your doctor how to take it safely. ...Read more

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I took two dosages of Flecainide at the same time by mistake. How can I correct the future dosages?

I took two dosages of Flecainide at the same time by mistake. How can I correct the future dosages?

More info: How much your regular dose and how much u took. Why do u take flecainide. Also please make sure your blood pressure and pulse are okay.. ...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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Can someone take penicillin with flecainide?

Can someone take penicillin with flecainide?

Yes: There are no known interactions between Flecainide and penicillin g or vk. ...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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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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Dr Zack said that Flecainide is a bit controversial in Afib. What was meant by that?

Dr Zack said that Flecainide is a bit controversial in Afib. What was meant by that?

Can be effective: Flecainide should be avoided if there are certain additional cardiac abnormalities accompanying the atrial fibrillation - such as left ventricular hypertrophy or a weakened heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), and in some cases more serious rhythm abnormalities can occur. But it is very effective in certain patients. ...Read more

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Is Flecainide dangerous with a PFO Closure?

Is Flecainide dangerous with a PFO Closure?

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

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Can someone take metoprolol when taking flecainide?

Flecainide: Flecainide is a very effective but potentially dangerous drug. While you can use it with metoprolol it should be done carefully and by staff familiar with the use of both drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Podrid
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Flecainide (Definition)

Flecainide is a rhythm control agent is a ...Read more