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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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White circular biconvex tablets embossed C on one face and the identifying letters FI on the reverse.

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Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical 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.

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