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Flecainide

Hylda
Hylda

Earlier this year I had my first appointment with an EP. He very kindly agreed to 100 of Flecainide to be used as a PIP. Since then it has been increased, firstly to 50x2 plus PIP and then to 100x2 plus PIP.

With each increase so has the strength and length of my AFib episodes so now I have decided to slowly decrease the dose and feel much better.

Has anyone else found the same problem with this drug?

Di

8 Replies
oldestnewest

I think if you read the leaflet you will see that Flecainide can help stop arrythmias but also has potential for triggering them. Many compounds used as medicines have reverse effects - what can cure can also cause. Getting the dose just right for you has obviously worked.

Hylda
Hylda
in reply to CDreamer

I just hope it will continue.

Hi Hylda

I’ve been on flecainide 100mg x twice a day since my ablation 6 weeks ago but yesterday my EP has agreed for me to reduce the dose by half to see if that’s enough to keep heart under control as the flecainide gives me unpleasant side effects.

I wish there was a more precise approach - this forum is fantastic as it has really educated me in this crazy world of afib/afl management... I feel so much better informed!

🌻

CDreamer
CDreamer
in reply to Alpaca555

Personalised Medicine is on its way - but we will have to wait a few more years yet.

I think you do right to follow your gut feel.

Hylda
Hylda
in reply to secondtry

Was doing really well then had an overnight episode so took 100 this morning as PIP, but will persevere

secondtry
secondtry
in reply to Hylda

I guess you know max Flec per 24 hours is 300mgs. Hope it did the trick.

Hylda
Hylda
in reply to secondtry

Eventually thanks

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