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Introduction: Flecainide

Description of Flecainide

Flecainide: oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Flecainide: A synthetic agent derived from trifluoroethoxy-benzamide, Flecainide exhibits antiarrhythmic properties and local anesthetic activity. A class Ic antiarrhythmic that blocks sodium channels, Flecainide depresses polarization phase 0 and decreases the induction velocity of the His-Purkinje system. It also decreases phase 4 slope and increases the depolarization threshold. Flecainide is used to prevent paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias, atrial fibrillations and flutter, and other arrhythmias. It also relieves neuropathic pain from damage to nerves caused by some cancers. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Flecainide: A potent anti-arrhythmia agent, effective in a wide range of ventricular and atrial arrhythmias and tachycardias. Paradoxically, however, in myocardial infarct patients with either symptomatic or asymptomatic arrhythmia, flecainide exacerbates the arrhythmia and is not recommended for use in these patients.
Source: MeSH 2007

Flecainide: Related Topics

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Terms associated with Flecainide:

Terms Similar to Flecainide:

  • Tambocor

Source - WordNet 2.1

  • Flecainide Acetate

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Flecainide

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Flecainide

The following list attempts to classify Flecainide into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • antiarrhythmic,antiarrhythmic drug,antiarrhythmic medication
  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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