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What Is Flecainide Used For?

Is It Safe for Older Adults to Use Flecainide?

Older adults can use flecainide. Changes in dosages are not necessary based on age alone. However, because older adults are more likely to have other medical problems that may increase their risk for flecainide side effects, they may need more careful monitoring during flecainide treatment.

What About Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for something other than the uses discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. For example, flecainide may be used off-label for the following reasons:
  • Treating children with arrhythmias
  • Converting atrial fibrillation to a normal heartbeat
  • Treating supraventricular tachycardia (a rapid heart rate) in a fetus
  • Treating Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
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