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An indole alkaloid from the roots of Rauwolfia serpentina, related to reserpine, serpentine, and yohimbine.
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Rauwolfia alkaloids, pharmacologically can be divided into reserpine and ajmaline groups, while reserpine is used for sedative action in mild anxiety states chronic psychoses and in treatment of chronic schizophernic patients.
The ECG abnormalities are precipitated by or unmasked by drugs such as flecainide, procainamide, ajmaline, disopyramide, propafenone, pilsicainide, [beta]-blockers, [alpha]-adrenergic agonists, first-generation antihistamines (dimenhydrinate), cocaine toxicity, tricyclic antidepressants, and vagotonic agents, as well as conditions such as febrile states, vagotonia, and alcohol consumption.
Antiarrhythmic agents such as intravenous procainamide, ajmaline, or flecainide may unmask or intensify the electrocardiographic pattern (6).
Spontaneous sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia after administration of ajmaline in a patient with Brugada syndrome.