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Offline Ruth

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What is flecainide, and how does it work?
« on: 25/03/2008 21:35:12 »
Can anyone tell me what this contains please? I cant seem to find out.
My mum is taking it for heart arrhythmia. I note it should not be given to those with valve disorders. She has mitral valve regurgitation.
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Ruth.
« Last Edit: 06/04/2008 10:32:54 by chris »


 

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Re: What is flecainide, and how does it work?
« Reply #1 on: 25/03/2008 21:38:40 »
N-(2-piperidylmethyl)-2,5-bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)benzamide

C17H20F6N2O3

There's an entry in Wikipedia about it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flecainide
 

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Re: What is flecainide, and how does it work?
« Reply #2 on: 27/03/2008 18:43:25 »
Thanks very much - that is very useful.
Do you happen to know if it's ok for someone to have this if they mitral valve regurgitation?
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Re: What is flecainide, and how does it work?
« Reply #3 on: 27/03/2008 19:53:29 »
I believe that is not advisable in general; but, as always, there are exceptions.

Chris, being a qualified doctor and the genius extraordinaire behind The Naked Scientists (and a Yes fan!), is far better qualified to answer that question.
 

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