flecainide


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flecainide

 [flĕ-ka´nīd]
a sodium channel blocking agent that decreases the rate of cardiac conduction and increases the ventricular refractory period; used as the acetate salt in treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias.

flecainide

/fle·cai·nide/ (flĕ-ka´nīd) a sodium channel blocker that decreases the rate of cardiac conduction and increases the ventricular refractory period; used as the acetate salt in the treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias.

flecainide

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

flecainide

[flĕka′nīd]
a sodium channel-blocking agent that decreases the rate of cardiac conduction and increases the ventricular refractory period, used as the acetate salt in treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias.

flecainide

Tambocor® Cardiology An antiarrhythmic that fell into disfavor after the CAST trials demonstrated a 3.5-fold ↑ in arrhythmia-induced death in treated Pts. See CAST, Encainide. It also may relieve neuropathic pain, the burning, stabbing, or stinging pain that may arise from damage to nerves caused by some types of cancer or cancer treatment

flecainide

an antiarrhythmic drug that blocks Na+ conduction; used in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.
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5-1 g/m2 (body surface area) as fine granule] of flecainide acetate daily in two to three divided doses.
Another publication titled Flecainide versus Vernakalant for Conversion of Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation authored by Dr.
Comparison of transplacental treatment of fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmias with digoxin, flecainide, and sotalol: results of a nonrandomized multicenter study.
Mortality and morbidity in patients receiving encainide, flecainide, or placebo--the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial.
Drugs that block sodium channels such as procainamide and flecainide are contraindicated (23).
Likewise, the concomitant use of drugs such as quinidine, verapamil, spironolactone, flecainide, and amiodarone can increase serum digoxin levels thereby increasing the risk of digoxin toxicity, with one clinical trial indicating that the beneficial effect of digoxin was observed at serum concentrations of 0.
Of the 110 patients in the nonblinded study of patients scheduled to undergo ablation, 53 were randomized to start antiarrhythmia therapy the night of the procedure, using propafenone or flecainide for patients with structural heart disease, or dofetilide or sotalol if they had heart disease.
Flecainide is used to prevent further episodes of AF.
The drugs used were encainide, flecainide and moricizine.
But pathologist Dr Alan Rees said Mr Nicholls died of an overdose of a drug called flecainide, which is prescribed for people with abnormal heart rhythms.
This technology could be used to carefully monitor women and their fetuses after they receive flecainide to ensure that this complication is quickly detected so the drug can be stopped.
Pathologist Stuart Hamilton said a post mortem showed a high level of Flecainide, a tablet he took to control his heart rhythm, in his blood.