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Medications for Atrial Fibrillation

Drugs associated with Atrial Fibrillation

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Atrial Fibrillation: A condition where there is disorganised electrical conduction in the atria, resulting in ineffective pumping of blood into the ventricle. Acronym: AF.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
digoxin Rx C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: digoxin systemic

Brand names:  Lanoxin, Digox, Digitek, Lanoxicaps

Drug class: inotropic agents, group V antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Xarelto Rx C N 13 reviews
6.0

Generic name: rivaroxaban systemic

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
metoprolol Off Label Rx C N X 33 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Cardizem Rx C N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
diltiazem Rx C N 24 reviews
7.0

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Brand names:  Cardizem, Cartia XT, Cardizem CD, Tiazac, Cardizem LA, Dilt-XR, Diltia XT, Matzim LA, Dilacor XR, Diltzac

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Multaq Rx X N 16 reviews
6.0

Generic name: dronedarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
flecainide Rx C N 58 reviews
8.0

Generic name: flecainide systemic

Brand name:  Tambocor

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
sotalol Rx B N X 19 reviews
7.0

Generic name: sotalol systemic

Brand names:  Sotalol Hydrochloride AF, Betapace AF, Sotylize

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers, group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
carvedilol Off Label Rx C N X 5 reviews
5.0

Generic name: carvedilol systemic

Brand names:  Coreg, Coreg CR

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Lanoxin Rx C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: digoxin systemic

Drug class: inotropic agents, group V antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sotalol Hydrochloride AF Rx B N X 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: sotalol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers, group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Cartia XT Rx C N 4 reviews
10

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Coreg Off Label Rx C N X 1 review
6.0

Generic name: carvedilol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Tambocor Rx C N 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: flecainide systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
propafenone Rx C N 33 reviews
8.0

Generic name: propafenone systemic

Brand names:  Rythmol, Rythmol SR

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Digox Rx C N Add review
10

Generic name: digoxin systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cardizem CD Rx C N 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Rythmol Rx C N 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: propafenone systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
rivaroxaban Rx C N 13 reviews
6.0

Generic name: rivaroxaban systemic

Brand name:  Xarelto

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Digitek Rx C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: digoxin systemic

Drug class: inotropic agents, group V antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Tiazac Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cardizem LA Rx C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Catapres Off Label Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
clonidine Off Label Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Brand name:  Catapres

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Coreg CR Off Label Rx C N X 1 review
6.0

Generic name: carvedilol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): AF; AFib; PAF; Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

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