Tikosyn

What is Tikosyn?

Dofetilide is a class III antiarrhythmic agent. It is marketed under the trade name Tikosyn by Pfizer, and is available in the United States in capsules containing 125, 250, and 500 µg of dofetilide. It is not available in Europe or Australia

Due to the pro-arrhythmic potential of dofetilide, it is only available by prescription from physicians who have undergone specific training in the risks of treatment with dofetilide. In addition, it is only available by mail order or through specially trained local pharmacies. .

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My husband has atrial fibrillation and hypertension. He takes Tikosyn 500mg twice a day and Coreg 37.5mg twice a day. Tonight he took a double dose...

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Dear ma;m
Thanks for writing to us.
I sincerely feel that your husband should be in emergency room (ER) for diligent cardiac monitoring. Tikosyn or...

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Hi is there an exercise effect when taking Tikosyn.. My induction QTc was ~508 ms. After one month on the medicine, I have reverted to atrial...

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Hi,

I read your query and would like to say that exercising has little or no effect on the elimination of tikosyn.

I strongly suggest that you...

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I am a 40-year-old, obese white male with CHF (EF = roughly 30). I had a widowmaker (100% LAD blockage and 90% RAMUS blockage, treated with stents)...

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Significantly, but no one has a crystal ball to be able to tell you how much exactly.

Good news is that you have received good treatment, I would...

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I have atrial fibrillation and a low pulse rate (45 - 55) when at rest. I can get it into the mid 90's when exercising. I'm 73 years old. My...

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I have been on 1000 tikosyn for a year or longer. My dr added cardizem 5 Wks ago. Last wk he added amlodipline besylate 10 . The last few days I...

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Been on Tikosyn for about 3 weeks. Experiencing constipation , gas, severe lower stomach pain??

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I am a 40-year-old, obese white male with CHF (EF = roughly 30). I had a widowmaker (100% LAD blockage and 90% RAMUS blockage, treated with stents)...

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I am taking four drugs to controlled my bp and heart rate, diovan tikosyn, atenolol, and Norvasc. I feel drowsy, off balanced, sleepy throughout...

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I'm 44y/o female w/Hx of MVR( 1993), on Coumadin, Tikosyn for Atrial Tach and Metoprolol. My ALP 221, AST 62, ALT 109- I have immunity to HBV and...

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Hi is there an exercise effect when taking Tikosyn.. My induction QTc was ~508 ms. After one month on the medicine, I have reverted to atrial...

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