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Flecainide

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    Oral / IV
    Flecainide

    • Mechanism of Action
    • Binds to and inhibits fast sodium channels responsible for rapid depolarisation during phase 0 of the cardiomyocyte action potential.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Prophylaxis of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
    • Acute management of ventricular tachycardia
    • Adverse Effects
    • Dizziness / headache / visual changes
    • Ventricular arrhythmias – VT / VF
    • Bradyarrhythmia – sinus bradycardia, heart block
    • Heart failure
    • Dyspnoea
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