Flecainide

What is Flecainide?

Flecainide is an antiarrhythmic agent used to prevent and treat tachyarrhythmias (abnormal fast rhythms of the heart). It is used to treat a variety of cardiac arrhythmias including paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (episodic irregular heartbeat originating in the upper chamber of the heart), paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia

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How serious are the potential interactions between Flecanide and Cymbalta?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Interactions are minor

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing through HCM.

flecainide and duloxetine do not have significant interaction. Both of them alters the plasma level of each other but to non significant level.

Flecainide increases the level of duloxetine to some extent and...

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How do Tambocor's side effects compare to those of Multaq? Are they more severe?

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Brief Answer:
Please refer to the following answer...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I read your query very carefully.

Some of the side effects of Flecainide (Tambocor) compare to Multaq are mention below:
- Flecainide increases the Chances for major arrhythmia (as compare to Multaq),
- Aggravates further...

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Is there any adverse reaction with flecainide and the (edible marijuana) which is helpful with arthritis pain?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but there is no need to worry as there is no reported drug interactions between flecainide and marijuana .. However, it is recommended to take any medications at least 3 hours apart. I...

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I am 64 years of age. Height = 5ft 10in Weight = 125lbs. I was first diagnosed with 'lone' atrial fibrillation in 1996 and prescribed a dosage of Flecainide Acetate at 50 mg twice daily. My episodes of Atrial Fibrillation were extremely rare and usually short in duration. The Flecainide did not prevent them entirely. Recently I changed my GP who examined both me and my complete medical history. He was extremely surprised that I had been continuously prescribed the medication without review and advised me to stop taking the medication immediately as he did not feel my condition justified continued use. This was one moth ago and I have suffered no symptoms. I am also very health conscious and eat a very healthy vegetarian diet. I am non smoking and do not drink alchohol (apart from a glass of wine with some meals). I run between 30 - 40 miles a week (have done since my teenage years) and also brisk walk with my wife several times a week. What do you advise about stopping taking the Flecainide Acetate?

doctor1 MD

Lone atrial fibrillation has two concerns, symptoms and the risk of stroke. You report no risk factors for stroke but this is an important part of the conversation with your doctor on a yearly basis.
Limiting symptoms often requires nothing. Atrial fibrillation will not go away. It will reoccur,...

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Question my husband is on two medications for his heart one is metoprolol and the other is flecainide acetate, i would like to know the side affects of this. he seams to be tired all the time , low self asteam ,
and his bones in his elbow aches a lot is this caused by these drugs

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern the medicine taken for the cardiac problem has numbers of side effects but that rarely manifest and looking to that all the side effects one can not stop the medicine because if patient is not taking the drug drugs because of the side...

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I am having a lot of side effects with flecainide, can I quit it without my afib coming back, I have been on it two weeks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Flecainide should be discontinued very cautiously

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
We generally do not give Flecainide in AF. It has a lot of lot of side effects & high chances of getting ventricular arrhythmias. So we prefer other drugs over it. If has only...

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I am a 76 year old female 103 lbs, had a dual chamber PPM inserted 6 days ago for long sinus pauses (up to 14 sec) and paroxysmal atrial fib. I am taking Flecainide 100 mg twice daily, Xarelto 20 mg once a day, and Metoprolol succ. 25 mg twice daily. I have unrelenting nausea and a bad taste in my mouth--could this be due to the Flecainide? Thanks. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX ( YYYY@YYYY )

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes it might well be causing this.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to Health Care Magic, I am Dr Muhammd Ahmad, I am a licensed family physician and doing my Level-III traiming and research in Cardiology,I have closely read your question and I understand your concerns, I will...

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I am on a number of medications and developing a UTI I believe. I have a history of frequent urinary tract infections and carry with me sulfatrim DS. My question is I am on Pradaxa, flecainide, levothyroxine, and metoprolol. Can I take my generic Bactrim safely with the other medications I am on?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not safe to take SulfatrimDS with Pradaxa and Flecainide.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Spscott and welcome to HCM.
Well i can understand your anxiety and hope to relieve you of this.
As an Urologist, first of all, let me advise you not to carry SulfatrimDS with you and self treat UTI,...

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Hi:
I started taking 50mg of Flecainide acetate for the past 3.5 daysto lower or keep pulse in normal bounds. Preciously I was om 25mg of Metoprolol for s years with no problems. Since string the Flecainide my blood pressure has risen considerably (156/90) , pulse never gets lower that low 80s, but goes as high as 90 I would like to stop the Flecainide and go back on the Metoprolol ASAP.. How long must I wait befor.e starting the 25mg of Metoprolol after quiting the Flecainide? Or can I start it tonight and stop the flecainide at that time?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

You may switch directly from flecainide to metoprolol. You shouldn't worry about nothing wrong it's going to happen.

Hope this will be of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu...

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my mom has been taking flecainide for a couple of months. She has osteoperosis and RA. She takes it twice daily and the first dose is taken with her breakfast. However the other dose she takes before bedtime with no food. She has been having burning sensations on the bottom of her feet and joint pain in her feet and legs, mainly her knees. Could taking the flecainide without food be causing these symptoms?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Symptoms not related to Flecainide.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Flecainide is an anti arrhythmic drug and can be taken with or without food. It is not likely to be associated with burning of feet or joint pains. These symptoms can happen due to...

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Recent questions on  Flecainide

doctor1 MD

Hi,I have had both atrial Fib & atrial flutter for approx 3 years.I have undergone cardioversion which lasted 2 weeks,then cardiac ablation which lasted 1 week.am awiting follow up in approx 5 weeks.Although symptoms are not as severe am still having palpitations,breathlessness,chest pain etc on average twice a week.I take warfarin and flecainide. Would it not make sense to fit me with a pacemaker as my quality of life feels poor and as a 57 yr old man i can t except that.Thanks Dave                                                                  

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I have SVT and was just in hospital for it again though I was taking flecainide for it, 100 mg a day. Now my bp is going way low at home and I set off the low bp alarms while in the hospital. bp 90/54 pulse 86 and I had chest pain (not squeezing) same pain I get with with svt attacks. When should I be concerned about ow bp? Mine is usually 120/85 or so.

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I am 37 years old with pvc's and anxiety

I take zoloft flecainide pravastati for cholesterol..I have had chest pains on and off for about 2 half years and have had alot of testing done.. Recentle when I do have chest pain my left wrist hurts at the same time.. My father had a heart attack last year and that is what he had before the heart attack was wrist pain..should I be worried

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Hi sir...I'm uploading the ecg report ...Could you please shed some light on it...

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My 74 year old mother has afib, which she was diagnosed with 2 to 3 years ago. She was cardioverted and placed on flecanide. Few months later had another afib episode and cardioverted again. Then, few months later decided to have the cardiac...

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HI, I've recently started taking Xarelto, along w/ Toprol XL and Flacainide acetate, and would like to know if any of the following interfere with Xarelto or any of the other meds. listed here? - Black elderberry (Sambucus syrup) - ColdEze ( Zinc...

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I am 64 years of age. Height = 5ft 10in Weight = 125lbs. I was first diagnosed with lone atrial fibrillation in 1996 and prescribed a dosage of Flecainide Acetate at 50 mg twice daily. My episodes of Atrial Fibrillation were extremely rare and usually short in duration. The Flecainide did not prevent them entirely. Recently I changed my GP who examined both me and my complete medical history. He was extremely surprised that I had been continuously prescribed the medication without review and advised me to stop taking the medication immediately as he did not feel my condition justified continued use. This was one moth ago and I have suffered no symptoms. I am also very health conscious and eat a very healthy vegetarian diet. I am non smoking and do not drink alchohol (apart from a glass of wine with some meals). I run between 30 - 40 miles a week (have done since my teenage years) and also brisk walk with my wife several times a week. What do you advise about stopping taking the Flecainide Acetate?

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