Brand name: Flecacor TM
Active ingredients: flecainide
What it is used for
1. Supraventricular arrhythmias: a) due to pre-excitation syndromes, e.g. Wolff-Parkinson-White and Lown-Ganong-Levine syndromes. b) due to dual AV nodal pathways in patients with debilitating symptoms. c) Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter (PAF) associated with disabling symptoms. Although FLECACOR may be effective in supraventricular arrhythmias in patients with structural heart disease, its use has been associated with life threatening and occasionally fatal ventricular arrhythmias. In these patients, particularly in the presence of impaired left ventricular function, FLECACOR should be used with extreme caution, preferably after other anti-arrhythmic drugs have been tried or considered inappropriate. Use of FLECACOR in chronic atrial fibrillation has not been adequately studied and is not recommended. 2. Life threatening ventricular arrhythmias not controlled by other drugs. Intravenous flecainide(available as Tambocor injection) is indicated when rapid control or short-term prophylaxis of the above arrhythmias is the main clinical requirement. All use of the injection should be in hospitals only. FLECACOR tablets are used for continuous maintenance of normal rhythm following initial oral or intravenous therapy or conversion by other means. Prescribers should also consult the "Precautions" section of this Product Information.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A white, biconvex round tablet being approximately 8.5mm in diameter, marked 'TR' breakline '100' on one side and '3M' on the other.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient flecainide
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
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