If you have certain heart rhythm problems, your healthcare provider may recommend 100 mg of Tambocor™ (flecainide acetate) taken two or three times a day. Your specific dosage, however, will depend on how you respond to the medication and various other factors.
This prescription medicine can help prevent certain irregular heart rates and help stabilize your heart rhythm. Tambocor works by slowing down the electrical impulses in your heart, which helps keep the heart at a normal rhythm.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects may occur and can include dizziness, vision problems, and headaches.
(Click Tambocor for more details on when a healthcare provider may prescribe the 100-mg tablets. This Web selection also describes who may not be able to take Tambocor and what to do in the case of an overdose.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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