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What class of anti-arrhythmic is the drug procainamide?

What class of anti-arrhythmic is the drug procainamide?

Class 1A: Procainamide is a Class 1A Antiarrythmic. It is used in patients with certain arrhythmia problems and is part of the ACLS/PALS protocols. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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What is a procainamide challenge testing for?

What is a procainamide challenge testing for?

Reveals Arrhythmia: Procainamide is a local anesthetic that acts on sodium channels. In the heart muscle sodium channels play a central role in the excitability of myocardial cells. So if you are given a bolus of this drug, it has the ability to increase the detection rate of an arrhythmia without losing predictive value. Meaning if it can produce an arrhythmia you may have a condition that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What is use of pronestyl (procainamide)?

What is use of pronestyl (procainamide)?

Arrhythmias: Pronestly is a sodium channel blocker used in the treatment of heart arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Procainamide has been the only med to keep her heart in rythmn, what substitution would be available if procainamide is not?

Procainamide has been the only med to keep her heart in rythmn, what substitution would be available if procainamide is not?

Not sure: Without knowing more details of the type of heart arrhythmia we are talking about, but most likely, amiodarone, sotalol or Propafenone are the substitution choices that would likely be suitable for the any of the arrhythmias that you are likely taking procainamde for. Quinidine used to be a reasonable substitute, but it has too many side effects and has fallen out of favor. ...Read more

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Procainamide challenge for diagnoses of BRUGADA syndrome. What are possible side effects? I've head that procainamide can lead to death?

Procainamide challenge for diagnoses of BRUGADA syndrome. What are possible side effects? I've head that procainamide can lead to death?

Generally: Few to no side effects...and YOU WILL BE MONITORED BY A CARDIOLOGIST during the ENTIRE test... thus fatal events are VERY VERY RARE! (Chance close to ZERO)
ALSO it is NECESSARY to HAVE this syndrome DISCOVERED IN ADVANCE!!
Good luck and BE WELL! ...Read more

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How does a procainamide challenge?

How does a procainamide challenge?

Reveals Arrhythmia: Procainamide is a local anesthetic that acts on sodium channels. In the heart muscle sodium channels play a central role in the excitability of myocardial cells. So if you are given a bolus of this drug, it has the ability to increase the detection rate of an arrhythmia without losing predictive value. Meaning if it can produce an arrhythmia you may have a condition that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What are alternative medications to procainamide?

What are alternative medications to procainamide?

Not simple: Procainamide is an arrhythmic medication with very specific indications. Other medications in this class are not simple substitutions for each other. This is why cardiologists get paid the big bucks. ...Read more

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Besides procainamide what substitutions are available?

Not simple: Procainamide is an arrhythmic medication with very specific indications. Other medications in this class are not simple substitutions for each other. This is why cardiologists get paid the big bucks. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a "Procainamide challenge" to diagnose Brugada Syndrome? My EP recommended this test to rule out Brugada.

What are the risks of a "Procainamide challenge" to diagnose Brugada Syndrome? My EP recommended this test to rule out Brugada.

This syndrome: Is so rare that there is insufficient data to answer your question. If the test you mention is done in a modern, hospital based electrophysiology unit. The risks are MINIMAL. And a lot less than the risks of UNTREATED BRUGADA syndrome!!!!
My opinion only
Hope it helps!
DR Z ...Read more

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Why would a person need a procainamide measurement?

Why would a person need a procainamide measurement?

Certain medications: Effect can be indirectly measured by the Procainamide measurements. Other things may be to measure for procainamide's levels in the body, especially if ther is concern that there is too much. ...Read more

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What lab tests are affected by procainamide hydrochloride?

What lab tests are affected by procainamide hydrochloride?

Cbc: Blood count, blood level of procainamide derivatives, anas, should stop the drug if joint pains. ...Read more

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How does quinidine, procainamide, and disopyramide treat atrial fibrillation?

How does quinidine, procainamide, and disopyramide treat atrial fibrillation?

Variable: These medications are older antiarrythmics that have been around for decades and may suppress af. They must be used very cautiously and only by very experienced cardiologists, due to their potential to actually cause potentailly life threatening ventricular arrythmias in certain patients - called a pro-arrthymic effect. Newer medications have been shown to be both safer and more effective. ...Read more

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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more

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Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

It depends on the: Specific type of medicine and the amount of the overdose. Are you considering taking an overdose? Are you considering suicide as an option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). For active suicide thoughts with a strong urge please be seen at your nearest er. Follow on psychological/ psychiatric care is important. ...Read more

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I seriously need strong allergy medicine please help!!?

More Info: There are many types of allergy medication and they all do slightly different things. It is difficult to tell you what is a "strong" medicine without knowing your symptoms and what you have tried to treat them already. You can get Zyrtec and NAsacort (triamcinolone) over the counter and the combination of those two helps many people. If your symptoms are very severe you might need a steroid shot. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine?

Numerous: There are numerous allergy medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays. Ask your doctor what is appropriate for your particular situation. ...Read more

Dr. Raymond Yung
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Procainamide (Definition)

Procainamide hydrochloride is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more