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Dr. Austina Cho
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Tikosyn (Overview)

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


Dr. Austina Cho
22 doctors shared insights

Tikosyn (Overview)

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


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Anyone have info on tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Anyone have info on  tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Yes: Tikosyn (dofetilide) is available only in restricted use for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. It must be given in a hospital setting where the patient's electrocardiogram and kidney function are monitored for three days. Physicians must take a special course before using it. It is rarely used. ...Read more

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Is tikosyn (dofetilide) truly safe for a-fib patients?

Is tikosyn (dofetilide) truly safe for a-fib patients?

Dofetilide: Tikosyn (dofetilide) is one of the medications we use for rhythm control in atrial fibrillation. All these medicines have statistical risk associated with their use. They are approved for use in humans which means used properly the risk is low. Used in the wrong person the risk could be significant. Discuss with the doctor prescribing for information specific to an individual. ...Read more

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I was on dofetilide and it worked for almost 5 yes w/o incident. Would drinking a beer affect the potency of this med and cause it not to work...

I was on dofetilide and it worked for almost 5 yes w/o incident.  Would drinking a beer affect the potency of this med and cause it not to work...

Not necessarily: If you have atrial fibrillation, excessive alcohol intake can precipitate an event. Dofetilide has an additional potential to cause dangerous cardiac rhythms if you use have low potassium/magnesium levels or use certain medications (see qtdrug.Org for meds to avoid). ...Read more

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I recently started taking tikosyn (dofetilide) for afib. Can I use an antibiotic cream for an infected toe, or will it interact with the tikosyn (dofetilide)?

I recently started taking tikosyn (dofetilide) for afib.  Can I use an antibiotic cream for an infected toe, or will it interact with the tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Probably not: You are right to ask about interactions between medicines. Tikosyn (dofetilide) is an antiarrhythmic medication with a number of drug-drug interactions. Generally topical antibiotics (applied to the skin surface) do not interact with internal medications however it would be best to know the specific antibiotic to check for a specific interaction. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is dofetilide?

What kind of medicine is dofetilide?

Dofetilide: Dofetilide (tikosyn) is made by pfizer drug company. Is an antiarrhythmic medicine used to sustain normal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Experience with dofetilide? What for?

Experience with dofetilide? What for?

Arrhythmias: Dofetilide is an anti-arrhythmic (i hate spelling that word) drug used to control irregular heartbeats, usually atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. It is usually prescribed by cardiologists. ...Read more

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Anyone have info on tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Yes: Tikosyn (dofetilide) is available only in restricted use for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. It must be given in a hospital setting where the patient's electrocardiogram and kidney function are monitored for three days. Physicians must take a special course before using it. It is rarely used. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Dofetilide (Definition)

Dofetilide is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more