Tambocor Warnings and Precautions

Before taking Tambocor to prevent certain types of irregular heart rhythms, your healthcare provider will need to know if you have had a recent heart attack or if you have a pacemaker. There are other safety precautions to consider before taking Tambocor, including warnings against taking this drug in combination with certain other medications and potential risks for women who are pregnant or nursing.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Tambocor™ (flecainide acetate) if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Had a heart attack in the past two years
  • Been told you have low or high blood potassium levels (hyperkalemia or hypokalemia)
  • Heart rhythm problems (other than the problem for which you are taking Tambocor), such as:
 
 
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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