Tambacor / Flecanide

How can TAMBACOR (or FLECANIDE) affect other medicines?

The use of the following antiarrhythmic medicines with flecainide is not recommended: – quinidine – procainamide – disopyramide – lidocaine (lignocaine) – mexiletine – propafenone. The following medicines may increase the blood levels of flecainide: – amiodarone – cimetidine.

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What are the possible side effects of TAMBACOR (or FLECANIDE)?

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.     * Depression     * Visual disturbances     * Abnormal reaction of the skin to light, usually a rash (photosensitivity)     * Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)     * False perceptions of things that are not really there (hallucinations)     * Pins and needles (paraesthesia)     * Dizziness     * Nausea and vomiting     * Loss of memory (amnesia)     * Shaky movements and unsteady walk (ataxia)     * Allergic skin reactions     * Inflammation of the lungs (pneumonitis)     * Confusion The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug”s manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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Can TAMBACOR (or FLECANIDE) be used in pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.     * The safety of this medicine during pregnancy has not been established. Seek medical advice from your doctor.     * This medicine passes into breast milk. Seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

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What are the contraindications for TAMBACOR (or FLECANIDE)?

# Certain types of irregular heartbeat in people who have had a heart attack # Heart failure # Heart valve disease affecting the blood circulation # Long-term irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation) that have not ever been treated # This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

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How does TAMBACOR (or FLECANIDE) work?

TAMBACOR (or FLECANIDE) is a type of medicine known as a class 1c antiarrhythmic. It is used to regulate the rate and rhythm of the heart. Flecainide helps to treat arrhythmias by decreasing the sensitivity of the heart muscle cells to fast electrical impulses. This regulates the electrical conduction in the heart muscle, which helps to restore disturbances in the heart rhythm. There are several different types of arrhythmia. This medicine is used to treat some, but not all of them.

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TAMBACOR (or FLECANIDE) is a antiarrhythmic medication used to treat various types of heart rhythm abnormalities.

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