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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Tambocor (Definition)

Tambocor is a rhythm control agent which is a ...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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Please describe the medication: verapamil?

Please describe the medication: verapamil?

CCB: This is a blood pressure medication in the class of calcium channel blockers which results in lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels through blocking calcium mediated constriction. This certain CCB can also affect the heart rate unlike nifedipine. ...Read more

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What contraindications of flecainide exist?

What contraindications of flecainide exist?

Structurual abn: Patients with structrally abnormal hearts or with baseline prlonged q t intervals should not take flecanide as it may cause an irregular rythm that can be fatal. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took tambocor (flecainide) and monofeme?

Drug interactions: There are no known drug interactions between these two medications. Always tell your physician what medicines you are taking so they look at possible interactions before starting you on a new medicine. ...Read more

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Is Flecainide dangerous with a PFO Closure?

Is Flecainide dangerous with a PFO Closure?

NO: Flecainide has been shown to be dangerous in the early period following a myocardial infarction (CAST study). That concern is extrapolated to avoid use in anyone with previous MI. The mechanism is related to scarred ventricular myocardium. PFO closure doesn't involve the ventricles and shouldn't be a problem. Flec is great for AF which is an atrial problem, like PFO closure. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

Verapamil SE: The most common adverse effect is constipation. Other adverse effects may be hypotension, fluid retention, drowsiness and cardiac dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

Slow pulse, constipa: The most common side effects of verapamil relate to an excess of what it is prescribed for: a too-slow pulse and/or too-low blood pressure. Many people also experience some degree of constipation. ...Read more

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Can someone take metoprolol when taking flecainide?

Flecainide: Flecainide is a very effective but potentially dangerous drug. While you can use it with metoprolol it should be done carefully and by staff familiar with the use of both drugs. ...Read more

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Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide?

Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide?

Should not: Flecainide is used for heart rhythm disturbances, many of which can be caused by alcohol. Alcohol, especially when taken regularly in even moderate doses (2-3 drinks/day) can actually damage the heart muscle in predisposed people. It also has numerous drug interactions, and can lower therapeutic levels of many drugs. You need to talk with your doctor about your alcohol use. ...Read more

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Can you get hooked faster with verapamil or vicodin?

Can you get hooked faster with verapamil or vicodin?

Not the same: Verapamil is for hypertension and is not an opioid used for pain like vicodin. There is no abuse or addiction potential with verapamil. ...Read more

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Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide meds?

Can someone consume alcohol while taking flecainide meds?

No: Why do I always think anybody who is asking "can I drink" is generally somebody who is drinking too much? Flecainide is prescribed for cardiac arrhythmias, and alcohol can itself cause cardiac arrhythmias, or worsen pre-existing ones, as well as interacting with the many medications used to treat it. Does your prescribing doc know you drink, and you should discuss it with him/her. ...Read more

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Can Verapamil be taken w/ Amlodipine? Or is that not safe?

Can Verapamil be taken w/ Amlodipine? Or is that not safe?

Calcium Channel: Both are calcium channel blockers with varying properties; though different from each other concomitant use is unwise. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to take both Verapamil and Amlodipine?

Is it really necessary to take both Verapamil and Amlodipine?

Not usually: Verapamil and amlodipine are both calcium channel blockers that are used to treat hypertension. Verapamil is also sometimes used to treat rhythm disturbances. These are not usually prescribed together. Usually we prescribe a calcium channel blocker with a different class of medicine for blood pressure if it is needed. Check with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get my prescription flecainide for free?

Is there a way I can get my prescription flecainide for free?

Free...? Meds....?: If you are a vet, you may be able to get meds freen or at very low cost and if I (flecainide) would be in their formulary. (chances are it won't be)
another possible way is to enroll in a clinical trial which would provide the medication free. However you would have to do some work and inquire about clinical trials at institutions, like cleveland clinic, mayo etc. Sorry I can't be more helpful. ...Read more

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Could I continue taken Tambocor (flecainide) after CABG?? Why?

Could I continue taken Tambocor (flecainide) after CABG?? Why?

Tambocor (flecainide): Probably

It depends on the initial reason for treatment, check with your cardiologist though if for AF it should be continued, Did they perform any AF surgery incidental to the CABG? ...Read more

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Kindly explain me what are the side effects of diltiazem & verapamil?

Kindly explain me what are the side effects of diltiazem & verapamil?

Check online referen: Diltiazem & verapamil are 2 calcium channel blockers used to lower blood pressure & possibly control your heart rate. If your BP is too low or heart rate is too slow, you might feel weak & faint. These medications can also cause constipation. Check out online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com for more info regarding any medication. Ask pharmacist as well as prescribing physician why this particular drug. ...Read more

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What is the best way of monitoring Flecainide to ensure VF is avoided?

What is the best way of monitoring Flecainide to ensure VF is avoided?

Antiarfhyrmic drugs: Should always be taken under cardiologist supervision. Indicated for irregular heart beats both Atrial and ventricular. Cardiologists follow up your Potassium levels and Liver Function tests blood pressure and kidney functions and many other conditions that could be life threatening. It is reasonable to be aware of side effects but Please consult your Cardiologist. A individual Are different ...Read more

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I'm Af Paroxymal. How long the flecainide (tambocor) treatmant be allowed?

I'm Af Paroxymal. How long the flecainide (tambocor) treatmant be allowed?

Depends: If it's working, one could use this over the long term.

The caveat is that you should have routine stress testing done while on the medication. Also, as you get older your actuarial risk of coronary artery disease increases.

The main contraindication to using flecainide is coronary artery disease, so some doctors don't like to maintain elderly patients on flecainide. ...Read more

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On flecainide 100mg twice a day... I thought this only works on arrhythmias? Why has it fixed my IST?

On flecainide 100mg twice a day... I thought this only works on arrhythmias? Why has it fixed my IST?

Slows heart rate: Do you have inappropriate sinus tachycardia? That is an arrhythmia. Flecainide stops your heart from racing. Beta blockers are also used for this. ...Read more

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I have had a PFO closure in 2010. I am currently on Flecainide for AF which is working. Is a PFO closure ok with Flecainide?

Yes: PFO closure devices are just synthetic materials used to patch up a hole in your heart (don't worry about 20-25% of people have this hole, but not everyone needs it closed). Flecamide has no interaction with your PFO closure, it's likely beig used to keep you out of afib. Follow-up with your cardiologist and your will do well. ...Read more

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My husband passed away on an overdose of verapamil. Please explain side effects and causes of death with a overdose of this nature.?

My husband passed away on an overdose of verapamil. Please explain side effects and causes of death with a overdose of this nature.?

Slow the heart: There are 3 types of calcium channel blockers: first is norvasc/also called amlodipine. It opens the arteries fighting hbp, angina, and even raynaud's. 2nd is cardizem/diltiazem which is 1/2 way between Norvasc & verapamil (isoptin). Verapamil is the 3d and good for treating irregular heart beats, hbp, and angina as well as migraines. It likely slowed his heart &/or lowered the BP too far. Hrs. ...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