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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?

Updated in Sotalol
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, 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...

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...

Updated in Sotalol
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...

Updated in Flecainide
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...

Updated in Rythmol
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...

Updated in Flecainide
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?

Updated in Amiodarone

## 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.

Updated in Tikosyn
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?

Updated in Propafenone
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...

Updated in Tikosyn
Sotalol vs Sotalol AF

I am prescribed with regular Sotalol for my A Fib, but the insert says it's for ventricular fibrilation. Wondering if maybe I have the wrong version? ## HI, Rog! Yes, there are 2 version of this medication. Sotalol AF treats A-Fib, but the regular is only used to treat rhythm disturbances of the lower heart, which would be the ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia. Thus, you'd specifically need the Sotalol AF. The pharmacy can't just switch it for you, however, so you'll need to contact your doctor for a new prescription. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks. That's what the insert says, so I called the cardiologist's office and was told by her nurse that the regular Sotalol is appropriate for my A Fib! She was aware of the AF version. So now I...

Updated in Sotalol
side effects of drugs

After an ablation I had a monitor on for 30 days. The doctor said I had Afib and put me on 100 mg of flecainide twice a day plus 5 mg of eliquis twice a day. I seem to be having constipation problems. Plus blood in rectal area which could be from something else as I have had that problem before. ## Hi Nancy, Sorry to hear about your situation. From what I could gather, "red or black, tarry stools" are listed as a side effect of Eliquis (Apixaban) on "Black, tarry stools" + "constipation" + "blood in the urine or stools" are all listed as side effects of Flecainide on It sounds to me like either medication could potentially be the culprit, but I would encourage you to contact your doctor about this just to be on the safe side. Hop...

Updated in Flecainide
Amiodarone - a risky drug?

I have recently started taking Amiodarone. Some of the comments here are worrisome, but were made several years ago. Is it safer now or still the same risks? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? Nothing has really changed about it. The FDA classifies it as an antiarrhyythic agent that's common used to treat cardiac dysrhythmias. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, interstitial lung disease, thyroid abnormalities, GI upset and elevated liver enzymes. What do you consider really risk and worrisome? Perhaps I can better help you if those are addressed. ## My father just died a few days ago as a direct result of taking Amiodarone... His death was two weeks of agonizingly trying to breath on a bipap machine.... He was relatively healthy prior to being on this drug which caused ...

Updated in Amiodarone
How dangerous is amiodarone

I am 64 yr old female. 200mg a day. How dangerous is this drug. My Dr. did not want to give it to me, but nothing else worked. Am looking to have an ablation soon. ## Hi sue, I did some research on this medication, and the information I have found is not so promising. There have been deaths linked to this medication and from what I can gather, those deaths have a lot to do with how toxic the medication is. A couple of the black box warnings associated with Amiodarone state that arrhythmias can be worsened and that it may cause significant heart block. If your doctor is afraid to give this to you, I would honestly listen to him and not take any chances. There is no way to know for sure if it will cause you any problems, but is it really worth the risk? Is there ANYTHING else that you can...

Updated in Amiodarone

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