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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can i miss any doses of tikosyn (dofetilide)? On an extra day of vacation and will be one day short.
What would happen if a person with normal heartbeat accidently took a tikosyn (dofetilide) pill by accident?
Likely nothing but: How does that happen?Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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