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Antiarrhythmic drugs

  1. 1. Antiarrhythmic drugs. Prepared by Prof. Samir Rafla Ablation is the standard therapy of many arrhythmias but is not feasible easily because of cost or long waiting list or fear of patients. So, antiarrhythmic drugs will continue to be the available handy tool in the prescriptions of the arrhythmologist. Trade name Pharmacologic name Class Company Dose Price Eg. Pound Mexitil Mexiletine 200 mg Ib Boehringer 1x3 138 (100 cap) Norpace Disopyramide 100 mg Ia Searle 1x3 4.5 (20 cap) Rytmonorm Propafenone 150 mg Ic Adco/Knoll 1x3 28 (20 tab) Cordarone Amiodarone 200 mg III Sanofi aventis 1/ 2 to 1x3 18 (30 tab) Tambocor Flecainide 100 mg Ic Health Care limited 1x1 410/ 60 tab Adencor Adenosin 6 mg amp S. Synthelabo 1 can add 2 545/ 6 vial Xylocard Lidocain 2%. 20% Ib AstraZenica 50 mg IV 18 or 40 Isoptin Verapamil amp 5 mg IV Adco/Knoll 5 mg /2ml amp 75 /amp Multak Dronedarone 200 mg III Sanofi aventis 1x2 700 / 30 tab Procoralan Ivabradin 5, 7.5 mg Servier 1x2 196 / 28 tab Betacor Sotalol 80 mg III Amoun 1 or 1x3 12 / 30 tab For supraventricular arrhythmias: propafenone, sotalol, verapamil can be used; also amiodarone. For maintenance of sinus rhythm in atrial fibrillation: use propafenone, Flecainide, Dronedarone or amiodarone. For ventricular arrhythmias use Disopyramide, Mexiletine, amiodarone or sotalol. For inappropriate sinus node tachycardia use Ivabradin or beta blockers. This report is very short, side effects and precautions are not mentioned. Don't prescribe drug without knowing the precautions. For correspondence smrafla@yahoo.com

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