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(also known as Flecainide)

Flecainide belongs to the group of medicines known as antiarrhythmics. It is used to correct irregular heartbeats to a normal rhythm.

Flecainide produces its helpful effects by slowing nerve impulses in the heart and making the heart tissue less sensitive.

There is a chance that flecainide may cause new ... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
47
91%
Arrhythmias
27
89%
Heart Failure
1
100%
Overall, 91% (76 Members) find Tambocor helpful
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Tambocor Reviews

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Im taking 100mg twice a day no side effects
Had to increase dosage from 100 mg 2x a day ton150 mg 2x
Working / Worked
Initially it worked on a low dose, then I needed to increase the dose a little. THEN it gave me a pro arrhythmia - an ectopic heartbeat which was horrible. Had to stop it.
Havent had AFib since I started taking it 1 month ago.
No side effectsI can point to butstill have periodic breakthrus of Afibflutter
Since 25 July 2014 when 75mg metoprolol failed to terminate an AF episode, an initial 300mg Flecainide followed by 50mg twice a day has kept me in NSR. It does seem to occasionally make me feel a little tired but the side effects are markedly less than the 50mg metoprolol. I take it after breakfast and after dinner.
Working / Worked
side effects
seems to be keeping the heart in a good rhythm
Working / Worked
My son takes this 3x per day
low dosage 50 mg happy with results
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: FLECAINIDE
    Since I've recently had several afib events, your question got me to research the effects of Flec. I noticed in the Wikipedia article that Flec has a... [More]
  2. Discussion: Flecainide
    Wanted to add that Flecainide's mechanism of action is as a sodium ion channel blocker. It slows the inrush of sodium ions into the cardiac cells whic... [More]
  3. Discussion: Flecainide
    I've been taking Flecainide 50mg x 2 per day for the last 14+ months and I have not noticed any "fog" or diminished mental function. [More]
  4. Discussion: Flecainide
    I responded quite well to flecainide. Didn't have any side effects at all from it, but the "flecainide fog" is a well-documented effect. So... [More]
  5. Discussion: Flecainide
    Do any of you who were taking flecainide and stopped noticed no more horrible dreams? Also, I take 100 mg twice a day re doctor. Is that average dose? [More]