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Procainamide has been the only med to keep her heart in rythmn, what substitution would be available if procainamide is not?
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not sure
Without knowing more details of the type of heart arrhythmia we are talking about, but most likely, amiodarone, sotalol or Propafenone are the substitution choices that would likely be suitable for the any of the arrhythmias that you are likely taking procainamde for. Quinidine used to be a reasonable substitute, but it has too many side effects and has fallen out of favor.

In brief: Not sure
Without knowing more details of the type of heart arrhythmia we are talking about, but most likely, amiodarone, sotalol or Propafenone are the substitution choices that would likely be suitable for the any of the arrhythmias that you are likely taking procainamde for. Quinidine used to be a reasonable substitute, but it has too many side effects and has fallen out of favor.
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