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When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with flecainide include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth every 12 hours, although some people may need to take it every 8 hours.
  • You may need to start taking this medication in the hospital, where your healthcare provider can closely monitor your heart rhythm.
  • You can take flecainide with or without food. Try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
  • Try to take your doses at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information for Flecainide

The dose of flecainide your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The reason you are taking the medication
  • How you respond to it
  • Your height and weight (in children)
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medicines you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Flecainide Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Flecainide may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Flecainide).

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with this medication can cause heart rhythm problems and even death. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much flecainide.
(Click Tambocor Overdose for more information.)
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Flecainide Acetate Information

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