Especially liver and lung damage. I have only been on a week and don't feel bad on it for the exception of diarehhea, which started today. I am concerned that Multaq is more dangerous than the A-Fib.
I just read up on it. I found an FDA warning from a year ago that advised drs not to prescribe it for permanent A-fib, just for paroxysmal A-fib. I think I would be concerned too. All meds have side effects but these seems excessive. I would talk to my doctor about your concerns.
Hi, most medications used to treat atrial fibrillation have pretty worrying potential side effects, so it is difficult to look through the list of possibilities without scaring yourself. You really need to consult your doctor or ideally a cardiologist and discuss your concerns. Both my parents have a/f and are managing their conditions very well with medication, so it can certainly be done safely
I've been on Multaq since October 09. I have not experienced any side effects. I keep an eye on all news stories regarding Multaq via Google alerts. Because of the warnings I've read and medical suggestions advised in the articles, I have an EKG every three months and bloodwork every 6 months to be sure I'm not having any adverse effects from the drug. So far the drug has been working "okay" in controlling my Afib episodes.
Good luck with your treatment.
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