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Anyone on Propafenone?
Does anyone here take Propafenone?
Can you tell me about any side affects?
I have AF and take 225 mg x3 aday.
I just read that it is usually prescribed for Life threating heart issues.
Scary, as I was told my flutters are far from life threating.
Any infomation is appreaciated.
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21064 tn?1309312333
I took propafenone for a few months. I had frequent PVCs that led to cardiomyopathy and the doctor wanted to suppress the PVCs.

I was taking 150mg 3x/day.  I don't recall having any bothersome side effects.  I had some minor gastrointestinal upset, but it settled down.  I can't remember if I had "weird" dreams on propafenone, but I know it is one of the side effects.  I definitely had the weird dreams on flecainide (tambacor).  Overall, the propafenone worked very well for me.  The hardest part was taking it 3x/day at 8 hour intervals. Other than that, it was fine.
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Thanks for the reply.....I agree the hardest part is taking propafenone 3x's aday.
Dr.had me stop the Propafenone( I don't really know why) and go on 80 mg.of Inderal LA....wow....I went to pieces as far as my AF....stayed on the propafenone  for 7 days....got worse everyday.
With Drs' ok I went back to propafenone 325 x 3 and Inderal 10mg x 2 aday...maybe they will formulate a LA form of propafenone soon.

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Hi

I took 225 mg of rythmol (propafenone) 3 times a day for 5 years with no side-effects. Of course, everyone is different and some do experience problems. I'm currently off the rythmol because it had stopped controlling my afib.  I wasn't allowed to increase my dosage because ekg readings on the higher dosage showed my QT interval becoming too long. So I've since opted for rate control and am in now persistent afib (but am relatively asymptomatic).

I agree.  Taking the drug three times a day was very inconvenient. They do have a two times a day time release version sold under the brand rythmol SR (very expensive!).  I'm not sure if there is a corresponding generic time release pill.  You might google and check on that.
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