Information about Flecainide
Flecainide is used in the treatment of arrhythmias.
How flecainide works
Flecainide is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It works by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart to correct irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm.
Common side effects of flecainide
Dizziness, Blurred vision, Breathlessness, Abnormal heart rhythm, Headache, Palpitations, Double vision, Weakness, Fatigue, Fever, Edema (swelling), Irregular heart rate
Available Medicine for Flecainide
- ₹131 to ₹253Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Flecainide
- You have been prescribed Flecainide to treat irregular heart rhythm.
- Do not start any medicine including prescription or over-the-counter medicines without informing your doctor, as they may alter Flecainide levels in your body.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Please remind your doctor you are taking this medicine every time you visit him and ask him if the medicine can be stopped.
Frequently asked questions for Flecainide
Q. Is Flecainide safe?
Flecainide is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is flecainide or flecainide acetate a blood thinner/beta blocker/nitrate/calcium channel blocker?
Flecainide is Class IC anti-arrhythmic drug and not a blood thinner/beta blocker/nitrate/ calcium channel blocker
Q. Is Flecainide safe for PVCs (premature ventricular complexes)?
Flecainide in combination with beta blocker or calcium channel blocker is used to treat PVCs. It is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. How long can I take Flecainide for?
Patient should take Flecainide for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ paracetamol/magnesium/ aspirin with flecainide?
Flecainide along with ibuprofen/paracetamol/ magnesium/aspirin do not cause any harmful effects. However, consult your doctor if you develop a severe reaction
Q. Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen)/ Benadryl/Viagra (sildenafil)/ Valium (diazepam)/ Aleve (naproxen) with Flecainide?
Flecainide along with Tylenol (acetaminophen)/ Benadryl/Viagra (sildenafil)/ Valium (diazepam)/ Aleve (naproxen) does not cause any harmful interactions. However, consult your doctor if you develop a severe reaction
Q. Does Flecainide lower heart rate/cause hair loss/ make you tired/ cause constipation/ shortness of breath/ affect blood pressure/ cause weight gain /memory loss/ depression?
These side effects are rare or uncommon with Flecainide use. Stop taking Flecainide and consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more of such symptoms.