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Precautions and Warnings With Flecainide

If you have had a recent heart attack or if you have problems with your liver, talk to your healthcare provider before starting treatment with flecainide. Other precautions involve being aware of potentially serious drug interactions or life-threatening heart rhythm problems. Safety warnings also apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking flecainide acetate (Tambocor™) if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Had a heart attack in the past two years
  • Been told you have low or high blood potassium levels (hyperkalemia or hypokalemia)
  • Heart rhythm problems (other than the problem for which you are taking flecainide), such as:
 
 
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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