Tikosyn and Kidneys

Let your healthcare provider know if you have problems with your kidneys before taking Tikosyn® (dofetilide). This prescription medicine can help treat certain types of an irregular heart rate, but it is not safe for everyone. For instance, people who have severe kidney disease or are on kidney dialysis should not take Tikosyn.
 
Because Tikosyn can cause potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problems, this medication must be started in the hospital. This allows your healthcare provider to carefully monitor your kidneys and heartbeat for three days to determine the best dose for you.
 
If your kidney function worsens while taking Tikosyn, your healthcare provider may recommend you stop taking the medicine or take a lower dose.
 
(To learn more about how this medicine may affect your kidneys, click Tikosyn Warnings and Precautions. This article examines other important safety concerns to be aware of before starting treatment with this medication, including potentially life-threatening complications that may occur.)
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