Top
20
Doctor insights on: Propafenone

Share
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
9 doctors shared insights

Propafenone (Overview)

Propafenone hydrochloride is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


1

1
Bisoprolol hemifumarate vs bisoprolol fumarate?

Bisoprolol hemifumarate vs bisoprolol fumarate?

Bisoprolol: On review of the literature the two preparatio ns appear to deliver the same bisoprolol effect. It suggests that there should be no difference between the two with respect to bisoprolol effect. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
9 doctors shared insights

Propafenone (Overview)

Propafenone hydrochloride is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


2

2
Can I have a baby with having to take propafenone?

Can I have a baby with having to take propafenone?

Category C: As with most prescription drugs, there are no controlled studies in pregnancy to assign this as a safe medication for use in pregnancy and lactation. There are reports of its safe use in the third trimester. Category c by the fda means that the use of this drug may be used if the benefits outweigh the risk of use in pregnancy. There are two worse categories which are d and x. Those are a no no. ...Read more

3

3
What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

Arrhythmias: They are used for abnormal rhythms of the heart, usually for atrial fibrillation, but also used for ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

5

5
Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Diltiazem: If your doctor believes that diltiazem is appropriate for your specific situation and prescribes it for you, then you should be able to take it. Diltiazem is a drug commonly used for atrial fibrillation patients. ...Read more

6

6
Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream. Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances. Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jesus Yap Dr. Yap
1 doctor agreed:
9

9
Whice one better to deal with PSVT? propafenone or flecanidine? whether they lead to hypotension like Bisoprolol?

Dr. Jesus Yap Dr. Yap
1 doctor agreed:
Whice one better to deal with PSVT? propafenone or flecanidine? whether they lead to hypotension like Bisoprolol?

Same: Both drugs are equally effective in PSVT and neither of them causes hypotension like beta blockers. Which one is a matter of personal choice by the prescribing physician and tolerance by the patient ...Read more

10

10
Are propranolol and Sectral (acebutolol) both anti-arrhythmic?

Are propranolol and Sectral (acebutolol) both anti-arrhythmic?

Mildly: They're not actually classified as anti-arrhythmic medications, but are often used for benign arrhythmias such as PSVT and PVCs. ...Read more

11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Drug interactions Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Drug interactions
  Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Adverse effects: Significant QT prolongation. Symptoms need immediate evaluation may indicate torsade de pointes, eletrolyte abnormalities. Combination of multiple drugs that prolong QT interval is not advisable. needto check magnessium and potassuim levels. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib. Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd). Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?

83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib.  Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd).  Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?

Theoretically yes: In patients with COPD or asthma , cardioselective beta blockers like atenolol are felt to be superior to Inderal (propranolol) which also has possible harmful effects on the bronchial tree and could produce wheezing(bronchospasm). This may be a concern in someone like you who has copd. Your physician is best to advise you, however especially if you're doing well on inderal (propranolol). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
How effective is diltiazem (Cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Effective: Controlling the heart rate is an important part of treating atrial fibrillation. This can be done with a calcium channel blocker, such as diltiazem or verapamil, or a beta-blocker. Also important is anticoagulation, and consideration of restoring sinus rhythm. ...Read more

19

19
Is it safe to take propafenone before surgery?

Is it safe to take propafenone  before surgery?

Check with your Doc: If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking propafenone. Because of the effect of this drug on the rhythm of the heart. ...Read more

20

20
Metoprolol tartrate cause more pvcs?

Metoprolol tartrate cause more pvcs?

No: Betablockers such as metoprolol are commonly used to suppress premature ventricular contractions/beats. ...Read more