What are the most common side effects of flecainide?
The most common side effects that occur with flecainide include:
- Stomach problems. Symptoms may include: constipation.
- Vision problems. Symptoms may include: blurred vision.
- Low blood pressure. Symptoms may include: dizziness.
- Uncontrollable shaking of parts of your body, such as your hands, arms, head, or legs.
What are side effects of flecainide?
Flecainide side effects
- fast or pounding heartbeats;
- fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out);
- slow heart rate, weak pulse, slow breathing (breathing may stop);
- feeling short of breath;
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
Is flecainide a serious drug?
There is a chance that flecainide may cause new or make worse existing heart rhythm problems when it is used. Since it has been shown to cause severe problems in some patients, it is only used to treat serious heart rhythm problems. Discuss this possible effect with your doctor.
What should I avoid while taking flecainide?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- arsenic trioxide.
- certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, gatifloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, sparfloxacin, or troleandomycin.
Can you take vitamin D with flecainide?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between flecainide and Vitamin D3. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
What is the best antiarrhythmic drug with flecainide?
Overall, beta blockers are the most used antiarrhythmic drug in association with flecainide. Capucci et al. have demonstrated that combination therapy with flecainide and metoprolol significantly reduced recurrences of AF at 1-year follow-up when compared with flecainide alone [54,55].
Does flecainide have any side effects?
As with almost all antiarrhythmic drugs, flecainide is known for bad side effects. To read a detailed description of flecainide, its uses and side effects, see fecainide at MedlinePlus/Drugs, Herbs and Supplements (U.S. National Library of Medicine).
What is flecainide used for?
Instead of a daily dose, fecainide can be used as a “Pill-In-The-Pocket” treatment i.e., taking an antiarrhythmic med at the time of an A-Fib attack. Flecainide carries an FDA “Black Box Warning” which is the most serious the FDA issues. A Black Box Warning alerts doctors and patients that a drug has potentially dangerous effects.
Where can I find patient medical information for flecainide oral?
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