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People may receive flecainide to help prevent certain types of heart rhythm problems. This prescription medication comes in tablet form and is taken two to three times daily. Possible side effects include headaches, vision problems, and shortness of breath. This medicine works by slowing down the electrical impulses in the heart, which help stabilize the heart rhythm.
What Is Flecainide?Flecainide acetate (Tambocor™) is a prescription medication approved to prevent certain types of irregular heartbeats (also called arrhythmias). It belongs to a group of medications known as antiarrhythmics.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, flecainide can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- Vision problems
- Shortness of breath