flecainide and digoxin drug for tachycardia

Posted by Lauren Stedman @laurenstedman, Oct 25, 2012

Has anyone taken flecainide and or digoxin for supraventricular tachycardia? What was your experience with them?

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I have been taking flecainide for several years..50mg….3 times a day, and also take metoprolol for hbp. This drug works as well as any will is my opinion. Years ago I took Encaid and they took it off the shelves. Nobody wants to take the responsibility for giving me the flecainide, because people have died from it. I haven’t had to go to the hospital for a long time regarding the svt, altho I almost have had some of them occur several times in the last year or so. I just sit down and make myself cough a few times, feel my pulse, and could feel none the last time but coughed a few more times and it came back. My pulse has to be in the 50’s..that’s where it’s safe and otherwise I will have problems too. If I do have an svt, the hospital finally learned to give me Adenocard to convert right away. It’s a good drug. I started out having the tachs at 21. I also had a heart murmur in my teens ..it turned into a leak in the mitral valve and then last year, I had an echo cardiogram and was told 3 of my valves were leaking..two of them moderately..The doctors said it didn’t mean anything..including my PCD. Heart valve leakage is a disease and since I’m older, I’m thinking they aren’t too worried about a patient who only has Medicare. If you would like to share your experience with taking flecainide, I’d be glad to read it.

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I have taken flecainide for a while now and have found it to work well. I also take Imdur and Cardizam. Going for a stress test next week and getting a Holter monitor for a couple of days due to my heart rate being weird suddenly.

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