Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Flecar TM

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional. Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Active ingredients: flecainide

Brand name

(ARTG)

: FLECAR flecainide acetate 100 mg tablet blister pack

What this medicine is used for

(ARTG)

FLECAR is indicated 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 flecainide acetate 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, FLECAR should be used with extreme caution, preferably after other antiarrhythmic drugs have been tried or considered inappropriate.,Use of flecainide acetate in chronic atrial fibrillation has not been adequately studied and is not recommended.,2. Life threatening ventricular arrhythmias not controlled by other drugs.,FLECAR 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 use this medicine

(ARTG)

This medicine contains one component only.

Component :

  • Tablet
  • Oral
  • White to off white, circular, biconvex, tablets debossed with F & 2 separated by scoreline on one side and plain on other side with approximate diameter of 8.8 mm.

Storage conditions

(ARTG)

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Do I need a prescription ?

(ARTG)

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy ?

(AHT)

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

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Back to top back to top

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Queensland Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Victorian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo

Healthdirect Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners and to Elders both past and present.