flecainide


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Related to flecainide: amiodarone, flecainide acetate

fle·cai·nide

 (flĭ-kā′nīd′)
n.
A drug, C17H20F6N2O3, that stabilizes membranes and has local anesthetic activity, used in its acetate form to treat serious arrhythmias.

[fl(uoro)- + e(thoxy) + probably (lido)cain(e) + (am)ide.]
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Noun1.flecainide - oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medication - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
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Flecainide is commonly prescribed for arrhythmias, and InCarda is evaluating an inhaled formulation of the drug for patients experiencing PAF.
The patient's history was notable for hypertension treated with amlodipine and atrial fibrillation treated with pharmacologic cardioversion many years before, in prophylactic treatment with flecainide acetate.
The usual initial adult dose is 100 mg (1 g as fine granule) of flecainide acetate daily.
To illustrate the list above, antiarrhythmics listed in the Formulary for Children include adenosine and amiodorone, both of which are not approved for use, flecainide which is only approved for use in children over 12 years (and the oral liquid is an unapproved medicine) and lidocaine, which is approved for use.
Anti-arrhythmic drugs, such as digoxin, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, amiodarone, flecainide and propafenone.
Her early posttransplant course was complicated by atrial fibrillation treated with flecainide and with hyponatremia thought to be secondary to a syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, which responded to free water restriction.
Transplacental drug treatment for fetal tachyarrhythmias was reviewed in a multicentre study (17), which showed the superiority of flecainide and digoxin; however, the study was weakened by being non-randomised.
They are also prescribed flecainide, a drug that regulates heart arrhythmias.
Tom, who was treated with flecainide - a type of medicine used to correct irregular heart beats and bring them back to normal - added: "After the initial shock, once I found out more about atrial fibrillation I realised I could be treated and I could live with it and that's what I have done.
James was treated with the medication flecainide to bring his heart rhythm back to normal, but said he still constantly feels aware of the condition.
Pathologist Dr David Scoones said post-mortem results showed the cause of death to be Flecainide toxicity.