Brand name: Flecainide (Sandoz) 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 flecainide 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, flecainide should be used with extreme caution, preferably after other antiarrhythmic drugs have been tried or considered inappropriate.,Use of flecainide in chronic atrial fibrillation has not been adequately studied and is not recommended.,2. Life threatening ventricular arrhythmias not controlled by other drugs.,Flecainide Sandoz 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 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
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