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I always feel lightheaded and headache almost every day! currently I'm on beta blocker and propafenone. Side effects from my meds?

I always feel lightheaded and headache almost every day! currently I'm on beta blocker and propafenone. Side effects from my meds?

Symptoms: Discuss the symptoms with your Doctor. Those symptoms can be associated with almost any medication and so it's hard to be sure whether they are likely to be related to your meds. Your Doc is in the best position to judge your situation. ...Read more

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Propafenone (Definition)

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


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Does anyone else have side effects if they take propafenone?

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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I have Afib that is no longer controlled by my Propafenone & Diltiazem. Dr removed Propafenone, added Amiodarone. Should I worry about side effects?

I have Afib that is no longer controlled by my Propafenone & Diltiazem. Dr removed Propafenone, added Amiodarone. Should I worry about side effects?

Atrial fib: Given your unique circumstance it may be entire appropriate to do as he has done ;there are several drugs useful in AF management;ask him freely about options including anticoagulant need and possible electrophysiology referral for ablative intervention ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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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Do a lot of people have anxiety attacks take propafenone to help deal with it?

Do a lot of people have anxiety attacks take propafenone to help deal with it?

Not that I know of.: It is an anti-arrhythmic medication. Anxiety is a potential side effect of Propafenone. Maybe some other Healthtap doctors are familiar with using it off label for this purpose. ...Read more

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How long is a prescription for rythmol (propafenone) sr 425mg good for?

How long is a prescription for rythmol (propafenone) sr 425mg good for?

Expiration date: Rhythmol is a very specialized medicine with potentially significant rhythm side effects. Check the expiration date & make sure you are being followed closely by your cardiologist. ...Read more