Flecainide is an antiarrhythmic drug forming part of the class of drugs known as class 1C antiarrhythmics (sodium channel blockers). Flecainide decreases and regulates the heart rate by slowing the conduction of impulses through the nerves and decreasing the sensitivity of the heart muscle. It is prescribed to treat cardiac arrhythmia (such as atrial fibrillation) as well as to prevent arrhythmias.
Flecainide and the benefit of DNA analysis
The rate at which flecainide is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of flecainide can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes.
Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Also known as
Flecaïnide-acetaat, Tambocor, Flecainide, CCRIS 313, Flecaine, Flecainida, Flecainidum, Almarytm, Apocard, Apo-flecainide, Auro-flecainide