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Dofetilide Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Dofetilide has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients).
In these studies, the most common dofetilide side effects included:
  • An abnormal heartbeat -- in up to 15.8 percent of people
  • Headache -- up to 11 percent
  • Chest pain -- up to 10 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 8 percent
  • Respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 7 percent
  • Shortness of breath -- up to 6 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 5 percent
  • Flu-like symptoms -- up to 4 percent
  • Insomnia (sleeping problems) -- up to 4 percent.
Other common reactions, occurring in 2 percent to 3 percent of people, included:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the dofetilide side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking dofetilide or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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