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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? ## Sotalol is a beta blocker, and dizziness can be a very common side eff...

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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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Sotalol 120mg Teva vs Sotalol 120mg Apotex

I have been taking Sotalol Teva for over 15 years and picked up a new prescription at Wal-Mart and received a different brand (Apotex). I called and the pharmacist said they were the same. My heart seems to disagree and is hopping around. Maybe like drinking coke for 15 yrs and then them throwing in a Pepsi. LOL. Is it my mind or what? My heart is giving me a "not in my head" reaction. ## Hello Jack, I hope that you are doing well. After doing some research I found that both Sotalol pills have the same active Ingredient SOTALOL HYDROCHLORIDE 120mg but where the two pills differ is the listed inactive ingredients. Teva reportedly contains these inactive ingredients: - Starch, Corn - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Povidone K30 - Fd&c Blue No. 2 - Indigotindisulfona...

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Norpace Availability

Norpace tablets are not available in Bangalore due to a shortage in producton. News is that the company has stopped production. Kindly advice a substitute. ## I need to fill a prescription for Norpace 100mg. If it's available please let me know. It's urgent.

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Flecainide 50mg one twice a day after having a catheter ablation Two and a half weeks later I m having the same issues as I had befor the ablation

After having a catheter ablation the doctor prescribed Flecainide and now three weeks later I'm having the same issues I had before the ablation. I'm having dizzy spells, fainting spells (although they stop before I fall) and flashes of heat thru my body. I'm also on Metoprolol and Pradaxa. ## Hello, Janette! Sorry about the problems that you're having. Have you checked your blood pressure, when you're feeling dizzy and/or faint? There is a chance that it may be going too low and causing these types of symptoms. Is there any particular time that they happen more frequently, such as when you stand or sit up suddenly? ## My blood pressure is good, and the spells can come when I'm sitting or standing. I did stop taking the Flecainide. Had one spell since. The doctor...

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Is Rythmol necessary if you have a pacemaker?

My mother has a pacemaker but was never taken off Rythmol... We were wondering why she still should take Rythmol? ## It contains the active ingredient Propafenone, which is used to help prevent cardiac arrhythmia, and she should take it as long as her doctor deems it appropriate for her to do so. The pacemaker cannot do everything, so she could still be at risk, if she stops the medication. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, increased urination, lowered heart rate, headache, and hypotension. Is she on any other medications? Why was the pacemaker implanted? At this time, even with the pacemaker, it is very important to keep her cardiac rhythm under control. In most cases, it takes multiple methods to help prolong someone's life, and to pro...

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tikosyn help now

whats your experience with tikosyn ## I don't have any personal experience with this medication, but thought it would be helpful to others who are interested in it to post some more details about Tikosyn. Tikosyn (Dofetilide) is used to treat irregular heartbeats. It improves your heart rhythm by relaxing an overactive heart. Information regarding other uses, side effects, interactions, etc, can be viewed in the two links below: I hope this helps! ## I am scheduling a hospitalization for this medication (Tikosyn). Would love to hear from anyone who has used this; what has been your experience? ## I studied Tikosyn and thought it would be the best choice for me, because it does not have the side effect of slowing the heart down or lowering blood pressure like so many anti-ahrrythmic ...

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Side Affect Flecainide Blood in Urine

I take Flecainide twice daily and have just increased from 50 mg to 100 mg twice a day. I am experiencing blood in urine but have no kidney of bladder infection. Read that a side affect of Flecainide could result in blood in urine. Has anyone experienced this issue? ## Hello, DB! How are you? Is this still occurring? Anytime you have blood in your urine, you should consult your doctor. While it may be due to a medication, there is also a chance that it could be due to some other serious health condition and it does need to be checked out as soon as possible. Learn more Flecainide details here. Have you contacted your doctor, yet? ## Yes. I just increased from 50 to 100 as well. The next day I had dark red urine. This morning was concerned so I bit one in half making it 75. Still have da...

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amiodarone 200 mg tab zyd

Should Amiodarone 200mg Tab ZYD be prescribed to someone diagnosed with Amyloidosis? My amyloidosis is causing a very irregular heart beat,stiffness in my wrist, legs & jaw. I have taken Amiodarone for one day (3 pills) and stiffness appears to be worse & was unable to sleep. I have a history of being very sensitive to medications. ## It is normal to experience some side effects, whenever you start a new medication. The FDA lists those as being possibly side effects, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. Having only taken 3 pills, it would be very odd to notice a significant change, but we are all different, so the possibility cannot be ruled out. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications?

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tikosyn

## OK to use viagra with this drug? ## This medication contains Dofelitide, it is most commonly used to treat irregular heart beat. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, low heart beat, low blood pressure, and increased urination. Condel, has your doctor prescribe Viagra for you? If not, you should not take it, since combining it with some medications could cause you to experience dangerously low blood pressure, and heart rate.

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white round pill 150 mg Watson 592

What is the name of the RX? I was given it for rapid heart beat. I will look it up on the internet once I have some details where I can find it. ## Watson lists this tablet as containing 150mgs of Propafenone. The FDA lists its typical side effects as including nausea, dizziness, headache, low heart rate, and low blood pressure. Are there any questions I can help with?

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tikosyn and antibiotics

i need an antibiotic for a UTI and i use Tikosyn..what antibotic is safe to use with tikosyn? ## Hello, Susan! How are you? Unfortunately, there are far too many antibiotics on the market for me to be able to check them all for interactions with the Tikosyn. Have you consulted your doctor? They should be able to prescribe one that you can safely take, your pharmacy will also double check for you, when you have it filled. Alternatively, if your doctor prescribes one, you can feel free to post back here and I'll gladly check for you. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Do not take any super antibiotics such as Bactrim or Ciparo Dr gave me Macrobid Otherwise it will affect your QT ## I have been prescribed Levofloxin for sinus infection . Is this safe to take with Tikosyn ? ## I...

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