In this video from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Professor John Camm discusses the two newest antiarrhythmic drugs, dronedarone (Multaq®), which is now approved in the US and Europe for atrial fibrillation, and vernakalant, which is a year or two away. These antiarrhythmic (rhythm control) drugs help to put patients back into normal sinus rhythm, or to keep them in it. John Camm is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St. George’s University of London in the UK. A full video transcript can be found at: stopafib.org
I have AFIB, I TAKE FLECAINIDE, recently I have had anther episode. I took one 50 MG Pill of Flecainide, then another one hour later. My symptoms have lessened, but not completely.
How many times can I take 50Mg. and at what frequency?
My Cardiologist said I could take more than one, per incident, but I don’t recall just how many maximum before I need to go to the ER ?
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