Cardiac Medications

Anti-Arrhythmic Medications

Anti-arrhythmic agents are medications, which are used to regularize the heart beat and to treat rhythm disorders.

They are complicated medications with significant side-effects. They are best administered under close supervision by your physician as, on occasions, these medications can worsen an arrhythmia. Examples of anti-arrhythmic agents include:

Quinidine (Biquin Durules)
Procainamide (Pronestyl)
Disopyramide (Rythmodan, Norpace)
Mexilitine (Mexitil)
Propafenone (Rhythmol)
Sotalol (Sotacor)
Amiodarone (Cordarone)

Speak with your doctor or nurse about each of these drugs individually to learn of specific points to be aware of.

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