Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate)
What is Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) used for?
Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) is an oral anti-arrhythmic medication prescribed to treat patients who have severe heart rhythm disorders. It operates by regulating the electrical signals in the heart to restore a steady heartbeat. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate)?
Always use Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered twice daily, but your particular instructions will be determined by your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate)?
Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are unsteadiness, faintness, slowed heart rate, trouble breathing, chest pain, unusual swelling, low potassium levels, elevated potassium levels, sensitive skin, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician about any unusual or worrying symptoms you experience to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring. These may include lower doses or reduced frequency of administration.
Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate) should not be used by patients who are children under the age of twelve or those who have heart failure, atrial fibrillation, a heart valve disease, heart block, or who have recently had a heart attack. You are also recommended to inform your physician if you are elderly or if you have an artificial pacemaker, sudden onset of irregular heartbeats, an enlarged heart, reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tambocor (Flecainide Acetate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.