Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia)

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Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia) Overview

Arrhythmias, also known as cardiac arrhythmias, heart arrhythmias, or dysrhythmias, are irregularities in the heartbeat, including when it is too fast or too slow.[2] A heart rate that is too fast – above 100 beats per minute in adults – is called tachycardia, and a heart rate that is too slow – below 60 beats per minute – is called bradycardia.[2] Some types of arrhythmias have no symptoms.[1] Symptoms, when present, may...

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Sotalol and dizziness

I was prescribed sotalol 2 years ago for a-fib. After a couple days I noticed I was dizzy all the time. I would go down to my shop a find myself grabbing on to anything to keep from falling. With lathe, milling machine, tire machine. To fall into any of those and more with my head could be a serious medical problem. I wasn't having this dizzy problem before so I decided to quit the Sotalol and se if it was the culprit. It took a couple days but things got better and better yet as time wore on. After a couple of months I felt guilty about self medicating I started the Sotalol again, on second morning, I could barely stand up to get from bed to bath. I consider this a serious side effect, what are your thoughts?

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Tikosyn and cough syrup

Which cough syrups can you safely take with Tikosyn? ## Did you have a few specific products in mind? It would help to know for the sake of being able to cross check ingredients. For example, Nyquil contains Acetaminophen, Chlorpheniramine, and Dextromethorphan - none of those ingredients appear to interact with Tikosyn [1]. Please share the name of the cough syrup that you prefer to take.

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Amiodarone for atrial fibrillation (A-fib)

I would like to know if Amiodarone was effective for atrial fibrillation and were there bad side effects? ## Yes, Amiodarone is used to treat irregular heart beat, and has successfully helped many people, especially when other medications weren't effective. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, sun sensitivity, loss of appetite, and insomnia. Ref: Medline Plus Amiodarone Are you on any other medications?

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Flecainide Side Effect

Anyone suffer abdominal distention (bloating) from Flecainide? It's making me want to go off the drug...only been on it a week. Thanks ## Have you consulted your doctor? It has been known to cause dyspepsia in anywhere from 1 to 3% of people that use it, according to the clinical studies. If it is very severe, you should consult your doctor for a dosage adjustment or possible switch to a different medication. ## I am bloating up like crazy since being on this drug. I called my doctor about it and he said to excercise it couldn't be from the flecainide. After reading this forum I will challenge him on his answer. ## ME! I have been on Flechainide twice now for Afib. That is its worst side effect I have is bad stomach gas or indegestion which causes upper center chest pain. It als...

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Labored breathing

Hi I was diagnosed with A FIB and just prescribed 80 mg twice daily of Sotalol in place of my HBP medication metoprolol. After the first dose I started feeling like I had to make myself breathe, and my heart continues to skip. It's too late to contact the doc and I am trying to avoid trip to ER. Will I be ok till morning? I'm hoping this wears off soon as I took it 4 hours ago. I think I was better on the Metoprolol..Help please ## Those can be side effects of Sotalol, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, fainting, indigestion, sweating, and diarrhea. What dosage were you taking of the Metoprolol? It is possible that some of your symptoms are due to stopping it, and switching to the new medication. Are you on any other medications?

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Would like to stop Flecainide while taking Cartia

I'm on flecainide 50mg 2 times daily and diltiazem 120mg once daily. I was put on this from a paroxysmal afib event I had in January of this year. I feel this regime is too big of a gun for the problem. I'm tired all the time and lost my get up and go. Dr did say in my last appointment that I could get off it. I would continue with the diltiazem.... Am I able to just stop? ## There is a chance that stopping abruptly may cause rebound effects, such as elevated heart rate, palpitations, and irregular heart beat, so it would be best to talk to your doctor, and follow their instructions, to stop it safely. Diltiazem may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, increased urination, headache, dry mouth, and hypotension. Are these the only medications you are currently taking? ##...

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Side Effects Ardosons

Is there any problems taking Ardosons while taking Sotalol for my heart? ## Hello, Bob! How are you? Yes, Ardosons is listed as containing Indomethacin, Betamethasone and Methocarbamol. Betamethasone is a steroid, so it may not be safe for you to take, it you have a heart condition. It would be best to check with your doctor, before taking it. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure, acne, dry mouth, weight gain and fluid retention. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a weak heart should I take the medicine radiosonde. ## I'm 6 weeks pregnant and wanted to know if Ardosons will have any negative side effects to pregnancy?

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watson 583

round white scored tablet with watson 583 on front ## Propafenone 225 mg. It is used for treating an irregular heartbeat and helping maintain a normal heart rhythm in patients without structural heart disease. ## i was given this because i told my mom i had a headache because my bottom two wisdom teeth are coming in, then i decided to look it up online to see what it was...bad choice i should have looked it up before i took it...and it gave me a fever and dizzy blurred vision...i only took half...i have what the doctor calls an innocent heart murmur and was wondering if having this would affect the taking of this medication ## If you have a murmur, you should definitely not take this medication without a doctor's approval, and supervision. While taking half a tablet once isn't l...

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spasmo proxyvon overdose side effect

please tell me the symptoms for overdose intake of SP tablet. ## Hi Sanju, According to an article I found on academia.edu, an overdose of Spasmo Proxyvon can actually be fatal. From what I've read, an overdose of Spasmo Proxyvon could also cause atrophic effects on the body as well. Some of these symptoms can include: restlessness, abnormal behavior, incoherence of thought & speech, convulsions, dry mouth, dilated pupils, irregular heartbeat, delirium, hallucinations, central nervous system collapse, and even respiratory depression. In case of overdose it would also be wise to seek immediate medical attention as soon as possible. I hope this info helps! ## Bhosdikey dose Kam karle mujhe bhi padey the fits. Ab tak 5-6 Baar pad gae. Jhatke bhi lagte hai, regular dose mat Liya Kar...

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Taking Sotalol for AFib

I was diagnosed in 2006 with a-fib and was on metoprolol along with another that I forget. In 2014 I had to get a new cardiologist, he put me on sotalol 120mg 2 x per day and 60 mg once per day. Then in 2017 my pulse was into the low 40s so now I have a pace maker. I still have a-fib once an while. My Dr. said it will never will go away. I also have had 2 abaltions, been converted half dozen times. All I can say about a-fib is you will learn to live with it. Because as all the Drs. say is a-fib will not kill us. ## Hello, Gene! How are you doing? Given the multiple issues you've had and your requiring a pacemaker to be installed, your a-fib must be pretty severe. If left untreated a-fib can be fatal, since it can cause poor blood flow, which could result in stroke, and cardiac dange...

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