How to stop flecainide

Flecainide is a prescription medication used primarily for the treatment of tachyarrhythmias (abnormal rhythms of the heart) as well as atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). Classified as an lc arrhythmic agent, it is prescribed under the trade names Almarytm, Apocard, Flecaine and Ecrinal. Although the most common side effects of Flecainide are mild, they include blurred vision, dizziness and lightheadedness.

Call your cardiologist to let him know that you are interested in stopping your treatment of Flecainide.

Provide a list of all medications you are currently taking, as well as any past and present medical conditions you have, and the reason why you wish to stop taking Flecainide. If your reasons are related to side effects, be sure to include what those side effects are when discussing alternative treatments with your doctor.

If your doctor approves your request, he will likely reduce your dosage of Flecainide to ween you off the drug. It is not healthy to simply stop taking your medication, so be sure to follow the appropriate steps and speak with your physician about a lower dosage and alternative medications for your condition.

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