I have atrial fibrillation. It has been happening more frequently of late. I went to cardiologist,and he put me on xarelto, and propafenone . I take 150 mg. every 12 hrs.( they are not extended release). Took only two pills so far. It got me out of afib in a few hours, but next night I got a new arithmia. I have read that this drug can sometimes cause new arithmias. I called the dr. And he said to continue taking it. ( sometimes I wonder about these doctors). I'm wanting to know if anyone uses this drug as a pill in the pocket. Also if your using it as pill in pocket and it works, is it necessary to take look thinners too. My thoughts are if I get afib and I stop it with propafenone, then I might not need the blood thinners.
Any thoughts or comments appreciated.