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Flecainide

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Flecainide Benefits & Uses

Flecainide is used to treat the following -

  1. Atrial Fibrillation Primary
  2. आर्टियल फ्लटर
  3. Ventricular Tachycardia
  4. Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome
  5. सुपरवेंट्रिकल टेकीकार्डिया

Flecainide 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 Flecainide

Flecainide

Flecainide Side Effects

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

  1. Shortness of Breath Common
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Irregular heartbeat
  5. Headache Mild
  6. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  7. Fatigue Mild
  8. Fever Mild
  9. Weakness
  10. Wheezing Common
  11. Trembling

Flecainide Related Warnings

Is the use of Flecainide safe for pregnant women?

Flecainide has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

Mild

Is the use of Flecainide safe during breastfeeding?

Flecainide is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

Safe

What is the effect of Flecainide on the Kidneys?

Flecainide rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Flecainide on the Liver?

Flecainide may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Flecainide on the Heart?

Flecainide has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Flecainide with Other Drugs

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

Albuterol

Flecainide Contraindications

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

  1. Atrial Fibrillation
  2. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
  3. Diabetes
  4. Heart Failure
  5. Heart Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Flecainide

Is this Flecainide habit forming or addictive?

Flecainide is not addictive in nature.

No

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

After taking Flecainide you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Flecainide is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Flecainide is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

No

Flecainide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Flecainide

It is safe to take Flecainide with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Flecainide

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Flecainide.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 532
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