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What does the drug flecainide acetate do?

What does the drug flecainide acetate do?

Flecainide is used to prevent or treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) such as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter (PAF). Flecainide is also used to prevent life-threatening sustained ventricular tachycardia (sustained VT).

What is tambocor tablets used for?

This medication is used to treat certain types of serious (possibly fatal) irregular heartbeat (such as persistent ventricular tachycardia and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia). It is used to restore normal heart rhythm and maintain a regular, steady heartbeat.

Is flecainide a long term drug?

Flecainide oral tablet is used for long-term drug treatment. It comes with risks if you don’t take it as prescribed. If you don’t take it at all: The symptoms of your abnormal heart rhythm may not improve or may get worse.

Is flecainide a high risk drug?

Based on the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial study results, flecainide is contraindicated for patients with structural heart disease due to high proarrhythmic risk.

How does flecainide make you feel?

Flecainide can cause dizziness, headaches, fatigue and tremor.

How long can I stay on flecainide?

Treatment with flecainide is usually long-term unless you experience an adverse effect. You should continue to take it unless you are advised otherwise by your doctor. If you are having an operation or any medical/dental treatment, remember to tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking flecainide.

Can flecainide damage the heart?

Flecainide may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.

Does flecainide make it hard to exercise?

Flecainide is a drug that does not affect physical performance.