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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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Dofetilide (Definition)

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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)?

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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What would happen if you accidentally took a dose of tikosyn (dofetilide)?

Tikosyn (dofetilide): A single dose with no other amount of the drug in an adult likely wouldn't do much. An extra dose in a patient with a load of tikosyn (dofetilide) could be a problem. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking tikosyn (dofetilide) had hallucination?

Has anyone taking tikosyn (dofetilide) had hallucination?

Tikosyn (dofetilide): Is medicine used for irregular heart beats. No hallucinations are reported in the literature. Can not rule out possibility if you are taking other medications along with tikosyn (dofetilide) that could interacts adversely. Talk to your md to explore. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking tikosyn (dofetilide) had hallucination?

Has anyone taking tikosyn (dofetilide) had hallucination?

Tikosyn (dofetilide) side effects: Headache is a potential side effect. I have not seen hallucinations as a reported side effect or in my patients. Contact your doctor and see if a trial off the medication is a potential option and if it resolves your symptoms. If restarting the medication the symptoms reappear then it is definitely the tikosyn (dofetilide). You will need to be monitored for arrhythmias. Do not stop tikosyn (dofetilide) on your own. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on tikosyn-what would cause an arythmic heartbeat again?

What do you advise if I'm on tikosyn-what would cause an arythmic heartbeat again?

Tikosyn (dofetilide): Tikosyn (dofetilide) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It does not necessarily eradicate all of the arrhythmia that it is treating. If the arrhythmia is predominantly controlled on tikosyn, (dofetilide) then minor incidence of the arrhythmia may not necessarily be of concern. ...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 have a-fib, v-tach, and angina why would tikosyn (dofetilide) be prefrable to flecanide?

Depends on the prob: Treatment of heart rhythm problems can be very complicated. Flecainide is contraindicated in patients with hx of heart attack (increased mortality) and chronic atrial fibrillation (excessive rhythm problems). ...Read more

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Should I be taking tikosyn (dofetilide) after having ablation?

Ask Ablationist: Many instances call for continuation of Tykosin after an ablation. Speak with your electrophysiologist who performed the ablation about how long he expects you to continue it. ...Read more

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Why was my grandmother told she can't take sporanox (itraconazole) and tikosyn together?

Why was my grandmother told she can't take sporanox (itraconazole) and tikosyn together?

Dofetilide: Sporanox (itraconazole) interacts with tikosyn to increase its effects and increases the chance for arrhythmia related to the drugs. They are not to be used together. ...Read more

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I am taking 250 mcg Tikosyn (dofetilide) twice a day for A-fib. Latest GFR was 39. Should dosage be reduced?

Call cardiologist: Your cardiologist should be able to advise you as to how much Tikosyn (dofetilide) to take based on your renal function (GFR) to reduce your risk of serious arrhythmia. This communication between you and your Cardiologist is very important when you are taking a drug that requires close monitoring and supervision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it's like to take tikosyn (dofetilide) (for the heart) had hallucination?

Tikosyn (dofetilide): Hallucination is a possible side effect of tikosyn (dofetilide). Let your doc know if you are experiencing it. ...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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My husband takes tikosyn (dofetilide). Can he use bonine for motion sickness?

My husband takes tikosyn (dofetilide). Can he use bonine for motion sickness?

Consult pharmacy: Bonine is helpful for motion sickness as is dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) klonopin, and scopolamine patches. Pharmacists have data bases that can see if medications are compatible so I would consult with one. I listed these other options should bonine be contraindicated. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with afib in October 2013. Prescribed Tikosyn and eliquis. Sympton free until May 2015, cardioverted. Another similar episode in August 2015. Recommended ablation. I have lost 25 pounds and walking 4 miles a day. I prefer to not have ablat?

Diagnosed with afib in October 2013. Prescribed Tikosyn and eliquis. Sympton free until May 2015, cardioverted. Another similar episode in August 2015. Recommended ablation. I have lost 25 pounds and walking 4 miles a day. I prefer to not have ablat?

Depends on symptoms: Decision regarding ablation is really dependent on how symptomatic a patient is and how many episodes of atrial fibrillation are occurring (both symptomatic and asymptomatic).
Having had two symptomatic episodes this year may suggest a progression but waiting for a few more months may be reasonable. If recurrent episodes do occur then an ablation should be considered. ...Read more

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I have had cryo-ablation three cardioversions and still Afib, Now want to do an ablation with heat and start tikosyn. Would a pacemaker be better?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I have had cryo-ablation three cardioversions and still Afib, Now want to do an ablation with heat and start tikosyn. Would a pacemaker be better?

2nd opinion: Believe it is time for you to get a 2nd opinion to find out what may be a better option for you given that 3 attempts on ablation have failed. ...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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89 yr male, stroke and heart attack Why would the Hospital Doc need to add. A anticoagulant to asprin and clopidogrel instead of Dofetilide for Afib?

Anticoagulation prev: Anticoagulation prevents strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation but dofitilide which is antiarrhythmic does not prevent strokes. Patient who have history of atrial fibrillation who are at high risk for strokes should be kept on blood thinners for the rest of their lives to prevent more strokes ...Read more

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What is tickosyn?

What is tickosyn?

Anti arrhythmic: Tikosyn (dofetilide) is an anti arrhythmic medication used to treat certain types of irregular or abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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Tikosyn (Definition)

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


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