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Dr. Mark Pack
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Tambocor (Overview)

Tambocor is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


Dr. Mark Pack
89 doctors shared insights

Tambocor (Overview)

Tambocor is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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I am on Flecainide 100mg twice a day. I am not sure about the interval between doses. Does it have to be exactly 12 hours?

Flecainide dosing: Approximately every 10-12 hours is optimal. Don't extend beyond 12 hours between doses, and don't shorten to less than 9 hours between doses. This medication is important, and you don't want your serum levels to drop below therapeutic level or be potentially too high. ...Read more

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What are uses for tambocor (flecainide)?

What are uses for tambocor (flecainide)?

Tambocor (flecainide): Anti arrhythmic agent usually prescribe by a cardialogist electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with avnrt (among other abnormalities) doc prescribed tambocor (flecainide). Other non-pill options available? He doesn't want to ablate

Diagnosed with avnrt (among other abnormalities)  doc prescribed tambocor (flecainide).  Other non-pill options available? He doesn't want to ablate

Usually meds: Avnrt will usually require medical treatment, if not ablation, though other options compared to tambocor (flecainide) would include beta blockers, calcium channel blockers or digoxin. Lifestyle changes may help--avoiding smoking, drug or alcohol abuse, avoiding caffeine & other stimulants, minimizing stress & anxiety, getting enough sleep, using relaxation or meditation techniques...These may all help. ...Read more

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I need some info on the use of tambocor(flecainide)?

I need some info on the use of tambocor(flecainide)?

Antiarhythmic drug: Flecainide is an antiarhythmic drug that belongs to a class of antiarhythmic drugs class 1-a . It blocks the sodium current in the cell and is used to treat atrial arrhythmias. However because of its potential risk of serious side effect it is only recommended in patients with no heart disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pregnant when taking tambocor (flecainide)? My cardiologist said its immediate abortion if i do.

Is it safe to get pregnant when taking tambocor (flecainide)? My cardiologist said its immediate abortion if i do.

Category C: A drug with a pregnancy category c rating means use with great caution in pregnancy only if benefits outweigh the risk. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or have not been done. I would not put my future offspring at risk for harm with a category c drug. Talk with cardiologist about transitioning you to a different med if you want to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I am in rhythm on flecainide. If I stop it and AF recurs, and I take it again a) is stop and start more dangerous b)less likely to be successful?

I am in rhythm on flecainide. If I stop it and AF recurs, and I take it again a) is stop and start more dangerous b)less likely to be successful?

Flecainide: You should have this discussion with your physicians for the best viewpoint on your situation. From the information here of a PFO closure and afib possibly related to it, one might expect a higher risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation recurring. ...Read more

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Is PSVT considered Heart disease? Is it life threatening? I am being treated for it and take flecainide 100 MG Tabs twice a day.

Is PSVT considered Heart disease?
Is it life threatening?
I am being treated for it and take flecainide 100 MG Tabs twice a day.

PSVT: Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia is a rapid heart beating condition which is usually not life threatening. You list myocardial infarction as a condition. Has your Doctor given you this diagnosis? Have you discussed your conditions with your doctor? ...Read more

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Just put me on flecainide. I read the side effect. Should I take it?

Just put me on flecainide. I read the side effect. Should I take it?

Yes: Some cardiac arrhythmia needs to be treated. Many arrhythmia does not need to be treated. So if your physician elected to put you on flecainide, that means taking medication is much better than not taking it. So, you should take it. But do talk to him or her about your concern.. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Podrid
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Flecainide (Definition)

Flecainide is a rhythm control agent is a ...Read more