urged all sectors, units and institutions of the Ministry to redouble efforts and contribute effectively in the preparation of plans and initiatives and the implementation of tasks assigned to the Ministry within the national vision.
> Rhythm control medications, including flecainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Rythmol), Sotalol (Betapace), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), and dronedarone (Multaq
Bin Mashref and jockey Roberto Perez celebrate their triumph.
The latest medications are Amiodarone and Multaq
, which slow down the heart rate and convert the rhythm from fibrillating.
CARDIOVASCULAR DRUGS THAT MAY REACT WITH GRAPEFRUIT RISK DRUG POTENTIAL COMPLICATION VERY HIGH dronedarone (Multaq
) torsades de pointes lovastatin (Mevacor) rhabdomyolysis simvastatin (Zocor) rhabdomyolysis HIGH amiodarone torsades de pointes (Cordarone) atorvastatin rhabdomyolysis (Lipitor) clopidogrel (Plavix) loss of efficacy * eplerenone (Inspra) high blood calcium levels, serious arrhythmias ticagrelor gastrointestinal or (Brilinta) kidney bleeding INTERMEDIATE felodipine (Plendil) low blood pressure, peripheral edema nifedipine low blood pressure, (Procardia) peripheral edema quinidine torsades de pointes (Quinidine) rivaroxaban gastrointestinal (Xarelto) bleeding * In 2010, it was reported that grapefruit renders certain drugs less effective or ineffective.
I've read pros and cons about taking Multaq
to control atrial fibrillation.
Among the more common antiarrhythmics are amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), dronedarone (Multaq
), flecainide (Tambocor) and sotalol (Betapace AF).
In the intention-to-treat population, 66 patients (mean age, 56.3 years) were assigned to receive ablation and 61 (mean age, 54.3 years) were allocated to receive antiarrhythmic drugs, including fle-cainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Ryth-mol), dronedarone (Multaq
), amiodarone (Cordarone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), and sotalol (Betapace).
MP Ali-Al-Shalah told Aswat al-Iraq that Multaq
's visit to Turkey is personal, because "there is a move within the parliament to demote him from his post".
In a statement, the FDA announced that its safety review of dronedarone (Multaq
), an antiarrhythmic drug approved in July 2009, has been completed.
M2 PHARMA-December 20, 2011-FDA to revise Sanofi's Multaq
label(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
Elsewhere, Sanofi-Aventis slipped 1.6%, following a report that two patients suffered liver failure after taking the company's heart drug Multaq