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Dofetilide

Dofetilide Information

Dofetilide Benefits & Uses

Dofetilide is used to treat the following -

  1. Arrhythmia Primary

Dofetilide Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Dofetilide

Dofetilide

Dofetilide Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Dofetilide is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Infection
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Influenza like symptoms
  6. Rash
  7. Abdominal Pain Mild
  8. Cough Mild
  9. Chest Pain Moderate
  10. Peripheral Edema

Dofetilide Related Warnings

Is the use of Dofetilide safe for pregnant women?

Dofetilide can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Dofetilide, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Dofetilide safe during breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Dofetilide. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

Moderate

What is the effect of Dofetilide on the Kidneys?

Dofetilide rarely affects the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Dofetilide on the Liver?

Dofetilide is completely safe for the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Dofetilide on the Heart?

Dofetilide has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Dofetilide with Other Drugs

Dofetilide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Dofetilide Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dofetilide unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Thyroid Cancer
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  6. Thyroid

Frequently asked Questions about Dofetilide

Is this Dofetilide habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Dofetilide is addictive.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Dofetilide, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Dofetilide can make you drowsy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Dofetilide should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Dofetilide cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Dofetilide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Dofetilide

Taking Dofetilide with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Dofetilide

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Dofetilide as it can have severe side effects.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 454-455
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 534-535
  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tikosyn® (dofetilide)