... Tambocor when you are not in A Fib? I thought you only take it at start of episode but my script says take 50mg pill daily AND as needed. Confusing. Also taking 180mg of Diltiazem and very small dose (12.5mg) of Atenolol.
Atrial Fibrillation - Pill in pocket- what dosage do you take at onset of A Fib? Do you take?
- 9 Apr 2012 by Rondele
- 18 June 2012
- tambocor, atrial fibrillation, diltiazem, dosage
Added 18 Jun 2012:
Thanks for reply. Actually it's 50mg twice per day. Strange thing is, I can sense when an episode is imminent. A general feeling of anxiety and light headedness.
I find if I take a 50mg pill at that time, it stops the episode from occurring. In my case a stressful situation is usually the trigger for afib.
As an aside, although the dr doesn't buy this, I also find that no afib episodes occur as long as I don't take Flomax, an alpha blocker. When I resume with Flomax, an afib attack almost always occurs within a couple of days. Maybe totally coincidental but maybe there's a link.
Tambocor is meant to be taken every day to hopefully prevent dangerous arrhythmias. 50 mg is a low dose, so if you have breakthrough arrhythmia, take another pill to get rid of the problem. I believe that is how your script is written, and you should be taking as prescribed.
One of the main problems with a-fib is the possibility of blood clots forming and causing a stroke, pulmonary embolism ... so I believe I would take my heart med as directed.
Keep on trucking and take your med.
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