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Brand name: Flecainide (Sandoz)

Flecainide (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) flecainide. On this page you will find out more about Flecainide (Sandoz), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: flecainide

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Flecainide (Sandoz) 50 mg uncoated tablet, 60

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White circular biconvex tablets embossed C on one face and the identifying letters FI on the reverse.
Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
60 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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