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Heart palpitation, fibrillation. Prescribed flecainide acetate. Is this medicine safe to take?

Couple momths ago I had a serious palpitations of my heart and did not go away that easy.
I went to see my heart doctor and he prescrabe me Flecainide Acetate 50mg 2 times a day.
I see that this medication is very bad for the heartand also every 3 months I have to have my
heart check.can you tell me if this medication is good for me for my palpitation and also my
fribulation ( spelled wrong).
Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is an effective medicine and is in vogue since many years.
Of course all medicines have side effects / need to be under medical supervision
You have not stated your personal habits, family history or co-morbidities, even age, gender...which could have an influence on the diagnosis and outcome...
There are always alternatives - – Electro Physiological Studies (EPS) and ablation, which could be done during EPS.
Discuss with your doctor

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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