Flecainide

Category: Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia)



Flecainide Overview

Flecainide acetate (/flkenad/ flek-AY-nyde) is a class Ic antiarrhythmic agent used to prevent and treat tachyarrhythmias (abnormal fast rhythms of the heart). It is used to treat a variety of cardiac arrhythmias including paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (episodic irregular heartbeat originating in the upper chamber of the heart), paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (episodic rapid but regular heartbeat originating in the atrium), and ventricular tachycardia[citation needed ...

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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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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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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 medlineplus.gov. "Black, tarry stools" + "constipation" + "blood in the urine or stools" are all listed as side effects of Flecainide on nih.gov. 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...

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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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Bad batch of Flecainide tabliest from AvKare

I've been on Flecainide for around 8 years and so far no issues. My last major breakthrough was March 2011. I have the occasional PVC but nothing major. I got a new set of prescriptions and one of them was 150mg tablets from AvKare. I started with these and about a week later I started having issues. Numerous PVCs, episiodes of afib that lasted anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. I had some leftover tablets from the prior prescription and stared taking those (while taking the new prescriptions for the rest of my meds) I'm feeling better and episodes are only occurring when I'm sleeping and I'm hoping by the end of the week I'll be back to normal. I'm thinking I got a bad batch of pills but I don't know how to confirm it. Any suggestions? ## How are you doing, now? Ha...

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Flecainide and Hair Loss

Have been on 50 mg Flecainide twice daily and 125 mcg Digoxin once daily for one year due to sporadic episodes of tachycardia and one incident of Afib that landed me in the hospital. My rhythm adjusted itself after 12 hours. I noticed an increase in hair loss a month or two after I started taking it. I thought it was due to stress levels several months previously because I had experienced hair loss in the past due to stress. That subsided and the hair would grow back but not entirely. However, it has been continually falling out an alarmingly steady pace since. I have seen my dermatologist who said everything seemed normal and to try rogaine. I just had bloodwork for several issues to see if this mystery can be solved and have not gotten the results. It dawned on me that the time frame ...

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what does amn on medication mean

need to know what flecainide 50mg tab amn is , what does the amn mean ??? ## Hello, Dee! How are you? This just stands for the manufacturer, in this case Amneal Pharmaceuticals. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I had a refill and it has tab DRR on one and Am on another? Same medicine

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Stopping Flecainide before Ablation

Hello everyone! I have been on Flecainide for 3 years for constant PVCs and now since my heart rate has been in the 40s and 50s the dr has told me to stop it the 16th of this month (June) and then on the 19th of this month I will have a heart ablation. I asked if I should wean myself off and he said not just stop taking it 3 days before but I am really scared to do this. Can anyone shed some light on their experiences with this procedure and stopping this medication? Thank you all so much, Margue Mack ## That is the normal procedure, and it is always best to follow your doctor's instructions. Have you had the ablation, yet? If so, how did it go? The FDA lists the typical effects of abruptly stopping Flecainide as possible including elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and r...

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Long Term Usageof Flecainide

I have been on 50mg twice daily of flecainide for 14 years. My heart dr is concerned with my long term usage have had no issues at all since I've been on it should I be concerned? ## Hello, Lynne! How are you? Not all damage may be immediately noticeable, some medications tend to cause problems very slowly and no one notices, until it's too late. There have been some cases of people developing peripheral neuropathy from long-term use of it, anywhere from 2 to 10 years, which means that they also took it for a long time, without any issues. Thus, if your doctor thinks you should stop taking it and switch to something else, then it would be best to follow their advice. The FDA lists the other side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrh...

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Muscle tightness in jaw and knees while taking Flecainide

I started taking flecainide in Aug after being diagnosed with a-fib. In September I noticed my jaw getting tight and popping while chewing. I had TMJ when I was younger, so I pulled out the mouth piece and wore it for a couple of weeks at night. This seems to help, but I've also noticed pain in my knee as if the muscles seem to not want to straighten out. Sometimes the pain radiates into my feet and toes. Icing helps some but it is very frustrating since I'm on my feet all the time. ## I was taking flecainide along with elequis and ached all over. I stopped the flecainide. However my jaws still ached and the top of my legs still ached including the knee pain. I have gone off the elequis (blood thinner) for short periods and problem goes away. I am looking for another blood thinn...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Flecainide
  • Tablet: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Flecainide: (55 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-0010 Flecainide Acetate 50 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-0011 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-0012 Flecainide Acetate 150 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0179-0201 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0231 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0555-0859 Flecainide Acetate 50 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0860 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 0555-0861 Flecainide Acetate 150 mg Oral Tablet by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 42291-293 Flecainide Acetate 50 mg Oral Tablet by Avkare, Inc.
  • 42291-294 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by Avkare, Inc.
  • 42291-295 Flecainide Acetate 150 mg Oral Tablet by Avkare, Inc.
  • 43199-056 Flecainide Acetate 50 mg Oral Tablet by County Line Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • 43199-057 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by County Line Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • 43199-058 Flecainide Acetate 150 mg Oral Tablet by County Line Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • 50090-1132 Flecainide Acetate 50 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-1133 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-2233 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-2968 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50268-320 Flecainide Acetate 50 mg Oral Tablet by Avpak
  • 50268-321 Flecainide Acetate 100 mg Oral Tablet by Avpak
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Other drugs which contain Flecainide or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Flecainide Side Effect
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Flecainide and Hair Loss
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flecainide and autonomic neurpoathy
I have been on Flecainide for 15 years. I have read that there have been studies saying that it can cause peripheral neu... 3 replies
Flecainide 26 years for bigeminis. Néw Cardio told me to stop taking cold turkey
What are my risks in stopping the flecainide cold-turkey? This dr tells me it's not used for bigemini, which can dis... 2 replies
Flecainide and Travel Sickness Tablets any interactions
I am taking Flecainide 50mg twice a day and need to take travel sickness tablets, normally take Stugeron but am wonderin... 2 replies
Flecainide 100 Mg
I have been taking 'Flecainide 100mg' Twice a day since 1988. Its to stop a eregular heart beat. It has worked g... 2 replies
flecainide and verapamil
I have been put on verapamil 120 3 times a day plus flecaninde 50g twice a day. I have been on verapamil for a few month... 1 reply
Flecainide challenge and blood pressure
I have recently done a flecainide challenge for arrhythmia. I am also on Micardis for blood pressure. Will Micardis affe... 1 reply
flecainide and fecal incontinence
Has anyone experienced a causal relationship between the two? ## Hello, Bob! How are you? No, Flecainide usually causes ... 1 reply






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