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Medicine For Flecainide Allergy
Free meds: Contact the pharmaceutical most of them have patient assistance programs. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I taken flecainide. Before CABG, flecainide changed to amiodarone for a week. after CABG, may directly converted amiodron to other antiarrhythmic drug?
Whether the drugs tambocor (flecainide) can decrease the heart rate?
before I taken it, my heart rate around 75bpm but after 3 mths i taken, now be around 60bpm.
Possibly: Anything is possible, the real question is that foes it matter? If you feel fine, life is good. ...Read more
For Atrial Fibrillation, can you still have an electrical cardio-version if drugs (Flecainide) stop working?
Please make sure you have seen an electrophysiologist... That is really essential...
In short yes you can be cardioverted, but by a specialist ...Read more
Is it possible for an arrhythmia (SVT) to just disappear? I've been on medicine for awhile (flecainide) and recently stopped it. It has been 6 days and I still haven't had symptoms like i used to. does this mean my tachycardia is gone?
The substrate for: most tachycardias is not medically treatable. The half life of Flecainide is about 18 hours so it will take two or three days for the drug to be out of your system. It is unlikely your arrhythmia is gone. It is more likely you just haven't had sufficient time go by to trigger an event. If you want a cure so you won't have to take drugs you should see an Electrophysiologist who can map and ablate. ...Read more
Am taking flecainide and lisinopril I have a cold/flu taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) md i check my b/p and is 178/93 p 63 is this normal or medicine not working?
Big Answer: Talk to your cardiologist before doing anything ...Read more
Flecainide: They are the same drug one is the trade name and Flecainide is the chemical name. ...Read more
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
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
Antiarfhyrmic drugs : should always be taken under cardiologist supervision. Indicated for irregular heart beats both Atrial and ventricular. Cardiologists follow up your Potassium levels and Liver Function tests blood pressure and kidney functions and many other conditions that could be life threatening. It is reasonable to be aware of side effects but Please consult your Cardiologist. A individual Are different ...Read more
If it's working, one could use this over the long term.
The caveat is that you should have routine stress testing done while on the medication. Also, as you get older your actuarial risk of coronary artery disease increases.
The main contraindication to using flecainide is coronary artery disease, so some doctors don't like to maintain elderly patients on flecainide. ...Read more
Check with doctor: This is an important question to ask the electrophysiologist performing your procedure, as each expert has their own style. Some may not want to stop the flecainide. Most ablationists will expect a medication to be below an effective level after 5 half-lives, which, in the case of flecainide, would suggest taking the last dose about 3 days prior to the day of your procedure. Clarify with doc. ...Read more
No way to tell: There's no way to answer your question for you individually. The answer depends on the dose, duration, & individual sensitivity to flecainide. Not every patient responds the same way to the same drug, even if its the same dose. Best way to answer is to talk to your cardiologist or doctor, & compare heart rate results from before you started taking flecainide. If no other data available, testing? ...Read more
Warfarin: Since any drug can alter the warfarin levels you need to clear it with your doctor ...Read more
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
Just found out that my PFO closure may have been an ASD closure. Is an ASD closure safe with flecainide?
Yes: it can prevent any possible arrhythmia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Must i stop Tambocor (flecainide) before AF Ablation procedure? How many days before it? i taken 100mg 2 times per day
Ask your specialist: This would be a good question to ask your specialist doing this procedure. Best wishes. Lot of docs will stop the medicine. ...Read more
I am Flecainide for AF. Sometimes when I check my resting pulse it starts at around 34 but quickly jumps to late 50's/60s. Is this ok?
AF/flecainide: What you describe is probably fine if you have no symptoms with it. On the other hand without knowing more specifics including what the rhythm(s) are associated with what you describe; can't be certain there isn't a problem. ...Read more
Yes: no problem with coumadin (warfarin)Get a more detailed answer ›
Hopefully not much: If prescribed by your physician, hopefully not much other than keep the arrhythmia away. ...Read more
Potassium: Potassium is the most important ion affecting your heart's conduction. Low potassium increases your risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation as well as other rhythm disturbances (PVCs). If you're on a diuretic, monitoring potassium is crucial. Flecainide is not the primary issue but low potassium can interfere with flecainide's efficacy. ...Read more