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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Arthur S Przybyl, president and chief executive officer said, 'We are pleased to announce the launch of Flecainide, which marks the successful completion of our product launch plan for 2015.
Preliminary report: effect of encainide and flecainide on mortality in a randomized trial of arrhythmia suppression after myocardial infarction.
5-1 g/m2 (body surface area) as fine granule] of flecainide acetate daily in two to three divided doses.
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.
1) Gene-specific therapy using potassium, spironolactone, mexiletine, flecainide, nicorandil and other drugs is under evaluation.
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.
The drugs used were encainide, flecainide and moricizine.