Brand name: Flec-EM TM
Active ingredients: flecainide
What it is used for
Flec-EM 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 Flec-EM 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, Flec-EM should be used with extreme caution, preferably after other antiarrhythmic drugs have been tried or considered inappropriate.,Use of Flec-EM in chronic atrial fibrillation has not been adequately studied and is not recommended.,2. Life threatening ventricular arrhythmias not controlled by other drugs. Flec-EM tablets are used for continuous maintenance of normal rhythm following initial oral or intravenous (available in other brands) therapy or conversion by other means.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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White to off white, round, biconvex tablets debossed with HP on one side and 183 on other side of tablet.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient flecainide
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