Heart Rhythm Community
medication
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

medication

Once in awhile I get atrial. Sometime I may get it every day  and then I may not get it for a few weeks.  It lasts for a few minutes to about 15 min.

The heart doctor gave me Flecainide  twice a day and lanoxin twice a day.  

Does that treatment seem a little much
Related Discussions
612551_tn?1247839157
Do you mean to say "atrial fibrillation" or "flutter"?  

Flecainide is a rather strong anti-arrhythmic in my mind.  From my experience a doctor would try a beta blocker first, such as metoprolol and then go to a lower powered anti-arrhythmic such as Propafenone.  That's my experience.

Do your medications work and without troubling side-effects?  If yes, then the treatment seems to me to be about right for you.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
5268376_tn?1406183312
Blank
Navywife21113 3 days of magnesium and my ... Comment
13 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
Food Safety for Both Hot and Cold F...
Jul 29 by gymdandee
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
pvctom Chronic PVCs, RCA 100% occl... Comment
Jul 27
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA