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Dr. James Krick
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Propafenone (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. James Krick
7 doctors shared insights

Propafenone (Overview)

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


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

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

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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

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Does anyone else have side effects if they take propafenone?

Yes: Side effects attributed to Propafenone include hypersensitivity reactions, lupus-like syndrome, agranulocytosis, CNS disturbances such as dizziness, lightheadedness, gastrointestinal upset, a metallic taste and bronchospasm. About 20% of patients discontinued the drug due to side effects. ...Read more

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Got up to go to the bathroom last night, was sitting and the room start to spin around for about 5 seconds, should I be concerne i had taken 10mg cestor and 225mg of propafenone, i take the cestor 1 tme a day and the propafenone 3 times a day and 1 time a

To : To be on the safe side, because of the medications you are taking which could affect heart rhythm, please see your cardiologist or internist and have an ekg taken. If you have recurrent symptoms, vomiting, headache, chest pain, or new symptoms then go to the er immediately. ...Read more

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Does anyone else have side effects if they take propafenone?

Yes: Side effects attributed to Propafenone include hypersensitivity reactions, lupus-like syndrome, agranulocytosis, CNS disturbances such as dizziness, lightheadedness, gastrointestinal upset, a metallic taste and bronchospasm. About 20% of patients discontinued the drug due to side effects. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Got up to go to the bathroom last night, was sitting and the room start to spin around for about 5 seconds, should I be concerne i had taken 10mg cestor and 225mg of propafenone, i take the cestor 1 tme a day and the propafenone 3 times a day and 1 time a

To : To be on the safe side, because of the medications you are taking which could affect heart rhythm, please see your cardiologist or internist and have an ekg taken. If you have recurrent symptoms, vomiting, headache, chest pain, or new symptoms then go to the er immediately. ...Read more